Italian architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas have won the competition to design a new terminal at Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport in China. The 400,000 square meter terminal will be built in three phases, with the final elements completed in 2035. The master plan for Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport intends to offer world-class transportation services. Achieving this means that Shenzhen airport must be operated at a global, national, and regional level and thus become the gateway for people coming to China. Nationally Shenzhen Bao’an International is the fourth largest airport in China following Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. Regionally there are more than 40 cities with populations of over one million within 3.5 hours flying time of Shenzhen. This makes Shenzhen an excellent location for a regional hub.
Passengers traveling from neighboring cities could fly to Shenzhen to connect with long distance global flights or flights to other Asian cities. In construction terms, its design optimises the performance of materials selected on the basis of local availability, functionality, application of local skills, and low cost procurement. Remarkably, it will have been designed and built in just few years. It is said that the entire T3 Shenzhen Bao’an Airport is going to be completed in three phases.