Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport

In teaming with the East China Architectural Design & Research Institute (ECADI) and the Zhejiang Provincial Institute of Architectural Design & Research (ZIAD), Landrum & Brown (L&B), a global aviation planning and development consultancy, won the Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (HGH) new terminal design competition.

In 2016, Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport handled more than 31 million annual passengers (MAP), which ranked 10th in terms of passenger traffic in China.

The new terminal, designed to serve more than 35 MAP, includes a 470,000 square meter central terminal with northern and southern concourses. The airport will phase in the five concourses as it continues to grow.

All international traffic will relocate to the new terminal, and two of the northern concourses feature swing gates to support growth in international passenger volume up to 14 MAP.

The plan provides for an ultimate terminal-area capacity of more than 70 MAP, together with the existing terminals, and is now under study to reach up to 90 MAP.

A centralized ground transportation center (GTC) will be built between the new terminal and existing terminals. The GTC will include the Hangzhou Metro currently under construction, reserve area for two future metro lines, an intercity rail line, an Automated People Mover (APM) train, bus services, car parking, commercial areas and a hotel.

The inspiration for the terminal’s architectural design is Hangzhou’s famous West Lake, with interior columns that resemble the stems of lotus flowers floating on water.

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