Skeleton of Zaha Hadid Architects’ Beijing airport terminal unveiled

Aug.August 13, 2017 03:48 PM

Beijing Airport could soon become the largest aviation hub in the world, and it’s about to get a piece of architecture befitting of such a superlative. Zaha Hadid Architects designed the new passenger terminal at the Chinese airport and now, images of its colossal skeleton are here.

With five arms spreading out from a central core, the terminal will cover a whopping 3.37 million square feet. Each of the structure’s appendages will use images from Chinese culture, including “silk, tea, porcelain, farmlands and Chinese gardens,” Arch Daily reports.

The arms also play an important role for rushed commuters, with the distances from the far-end of each wing to the central building “will be less than 600 meters” in all.

Check it out below.


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