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World’s biggest single terminal Daxing Airport by Zaha Hadid Architects opens in Beijing

September 26, 2019
Beijing’s new Daxing Airport, the most expensive ever built and touted as the world’s biggest single-terminal airport building at 7.53million sq ft, has opened for operations. Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, it took five years and more than US$11 billion to complete. The distinctive star-shaped layout takes up 47 square km – more than half the size of Hong Kong Island, and is the first airport to have two-storey departure gates, to increase capacity. Other firms that have collaborated on the project include French planners ADPI and the Beijing Institute of Architectural Design, while Hong Kong studio Lead 8 has designed the integrated service building.

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