Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport T3 Expansion by Studio Fuksas

Studio Fuksas won the international competition for the Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport T3 Expansion in 2008.

Architects: Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas / Studio Fuksas
Location: Bao’an District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

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From the architects:

The concept of the project provokes the image of a sculpture with its organic shape. The structure of the building is in steel with a concrete substructure. The skin that envelops the structure, both on the inside and on the outside, shows the honeycomb motive.

The 300,000 mq facade is made of metal panels and glass panels of different size that can be partially opened. They follow the honeycomb motive. The building has a roof construction with spans up to 80 m. Through its double layer, the skin allows the natural light to filter and create light plays. The terminal and concourse constitute the major portion of the passengers’ perception of an airport……

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