Practice unveils concept designs for scheme at Beijing despite missing out on original deal

Zaha Hadid Architects has been added to the team for the £9bn scheme to build a new terminal at Beijing’s new international airport, even though it failed to make the shortlist of the project’s original design competition.

ADP Ingeniérie, the French public company that owns and looks after Paris’s Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports, beat Foster’s last year to design the 700,000sq m Terminal 1 building at Daxing, Beijing.

It has now emerged that Hadid was drafted in to complete a concept design for the scheme, as part of a team that includes Pascall & Watson, Buro Happold, Mott MacDonald and EC Harris.

Daxing airport terminal 1

Zaha Hadid Architects’ concept design for the first terminal at Beijing’s new Daxing airport


Daxing new airport terminal

The new terminal will open in 2018