A generously illustrated volume on the design and construction of the International Terminal of Beijing Airport by the acclaimed architectural firm Foster + Partners. Imagine an airport that welcomes you as visitor or neighbor; that takes you efficiently from terminal to plane; that is sustainably designed and filled with light and air; that you'll be happy to linger, shop, and eat in. Not only does this airport exist it was built by Foster + Partners. In copious photographs and architectural plans along with informative text, this book celebrates the architecture and technology of the Beijing Airport s International Terminal. Readers will learn how the building is designed to cope with the unpredictable nature of the aviation industry and how it incorporates a range of environmental strategies that make it energy efficient and economical to operate. In text and illustrations, this book shows what makes the International Terminal of the Beijing Airport a standard for all others to follow.
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As an American living and working in China, and an ardent observer of the amazing architecture sprouting up all over the country, Foster + Partners have built an eye-catching airport in Beijing. The book does an adequate job of documenting the design and construction process and provides a substantial number of drawings and photography. In spite of the technological advancements, I prefer Mr. Foster's Hong Kong International Airport, also known as Chek Lap Kok, for the overall passenger experience. (Where is a book on this airport Mr. Foster)? I have flown into Beijing International Airport many times, but from the air, am unable to appreciate the dragon-like design of Terminal 3 because of the horrible pollution. At least this book allows you to see what the eyes have missed in reality.
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