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Beijing Daxing International Airport: soon into service
One of the largest airports in the world, the BDIA, enters its final phase. © ADP

Beijing Daxing International Airport: soon into service

Five years after the launch of the project, the new Beijing Daxing International Airport will start operating next season.

The Beijing Daxing International Airport (BDIA) project is entering its final phase. Its entry into service is scheduled for Fall. It took five years to build one of the largest airports in the world, covering an area of ​​700,000 square meters with 5 kilometers of frontage.

BDIA Terminal 1, located in Daxing 60 km south of Tiananmen Square, is the result of a collaboration between ADP Ingénierie — member company of Group ADP and winner of the Beijing New Airport Construction Headquarters (BNAH) international competition in 2014 — and Zaha Hadid Architects and the Beijing Institute for Architectural Design (BIAD). The terminal will have an annual capacity of 45 million passengers at the opening, which can be increased to 72 million passengers per year. As for the airport itself, it is expected that in the long run it will have seven runways and a capacity of more than 100 million passengers per year.

The star-shaped airport has a unique boarding pier control center. Its terminal was built so as to be compact with a superposition of international and domestic levels vertically, privileged to a horizontal expansion. A multimodal land transport system is offered, knowing that the distance between the heart of the terminal and the farthest gate is at most 600 meters.

“ADP Ingénierie has been working in China for more than 25 years in China and the Daxing Airport’ Terminal 1 is one of our major achievements in terms of architectural design”, said Gratien Maire, CEO of ADP Ingénierie. “Thanks to the strength of the infrastructures design in the largest cities of the country, we contribute to the development of the airport industry in China. For the future, ADP Ingénierie and Groupe ADP plan to strengthen their footprint in China along the value chain, by looking at opportunities on massive building projects in order to meet the future traffic growth.”

In China, ADP Ingénierie has implemented or supported the construction of Terminal 1 at Shanghai Pudong Airport, Nanjing Terminal 2, Chongqing Terminal 3A and the new Chengdu Tianfu Airport.

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