Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners lands Shenzhen airport’s Terminal 4

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) has won a competition to design Terminal 4 of Shenzhen’s Bao’an International Airport in southeastern China.

The UK architect, together with China Northeast Architectural Design & Research Institute (CNADRI), was picked for the 400,000 sq m terminal building. When complete it will be able to accommodate 24 million international and 7 million domestic passengers a year.

The terminal, which will be the anchor for a wider "airport city" development, is based around a 10,000 sq m garden area and will come with green features such as rainwater harvesting.

Simon Smithson, a partner in RSHP, said: "I am always impressed by how architecturally engaged our clients in China are with the whole design process. I like to think that our success is because we are great listeners and that our projects not only provide our clients with what they need but do so in surprising and exciting ways."

Bingwen Ren, CNADRI’s principal, added: "It has been an honour to work with such a strong team, successfully sharing design ideas and decisions, resulting in the most satisfying teamwork experience with overseas practices. We would very much like to thank RSHP for all their trust and support. T4’s design, with so many original innovative ideas, will definitely be a new benchmark for all future terminals."

Two weeks ago, a consortium of Grimshaw Architects, Mott MacDonald, the China Aviation Planning and Design Institute and Beijing Urban Construction Design and Development Group was chosen for a transport hub at Bao’an Airport.

Image courtesy of Atchain/RSHP

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