MAD Architects releases its design for Terminal 3 of Harbin Taiping International Airport in China. Harbin serves as one of the largest transportation hubs in the region.
The terminal building echoes the characteristics of Harbin’s geography and climate. Like a snowflake that has gently fallen onto the earth, it settles into its locale, while simultaneously expressing itself as a surreal, interstellar space of future air travel.
The scheme’s snowflake-shaped, five-finger departure corridors greatly shorten the time it takes for passengers to arrive at their gate, while also minimizing congestion.
Covering an area of 3,300 hectares, Terminal 3 of Harbin Airport will be comprised of a series of ancillary airport facilities, including ground transportation hubs, hotel, retail, and parking lots, that will efficiently serve the area.
The Ground Transportation Center (GTC) hub brings high-speed rail, municipal subway lines, airport buses, and other urban transport together, conveniently connecting Harbin city to the airport and surrounding amenities.
By 2030, Terminal 3 of Harbin Taiping International Airport is expected to reach an annual throughput of 43 million passengers, with approximately 320,000 outgoing flights per year.