Wuhan Tiahne Aiport
Wuhan is one of China’s largest economic, financial, commercial and trading centres. A select list of international consultants including Llewelyn Davies were invited to participate in a design competition for the new domestic terminal at Wuhan Tianhe Airport. Our design proposals focused on expansion needs to fulfill forecast requirements of an annual passenger throughput of 10 million passengers by 2015, 25 million by 2030 and for developments beyond. The design of the 100,000m2 terminal was reinforced by a grand over sailing roof structure above the departures forecourt with natural daylight penetrating the internal spaces below. The undulating form and distinctive profile of the lightweight roof structure was designed to permit ease of prefabrication and construction assembly techniques.