Incheon International Airport – Terminal 2 by Gensler

By : Dennis Franklin | 2 Oct 2013 5:36 pm | Airports

The Incheon International Airport in Korea recently began construction of the Terminal 2 which was designed by the Gensler architectural practice in collaboration with the HGMY Consortium and these extensions will double the airport’s size.

The project reached a cost of 2.5 billion dollars and it adds 72 gates spreading over a surface of 7.4 million square feet which contain a train station, the parking spaces, a secondary control tower and an airside Intra Airport Transit.

The new terminal will feature sustainable technologies to make it be as efficient as possible while also offering a lot of comfort due to large expanses of green space inside with waterfalls, koi ponds and streams which are combined with luxury lifestyle centers and boutiques.

The building is focused on efficiency trying to compete with the airports in Hong Kong and Singapore and the design is rooted in the country’s culture with a form inspired by a phoenix bird which is in Korea a symbol of authority, longevity and of strength.

 

[archdaily]

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