Chep Lap Kok Airport, Hong Kong Airport by Norman Foster

Chep Lap Kok, Hong Kong Airport, Architect, Building, Photo, Design, Info, Picture

Chep Lap Kok Airport : Hong Kong Architecture

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Chep Lap Kok – Hong Kong Airport

Location: Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Completed: 1998
Design: Foster + Partners, Architects

Chep Lap Kok Airport
Chep Lap Kok Hong Kong photo : Dennis Gilbert/VIEW

HACTL Center Hong Kong – Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd

Photos of this world-famous airport building online Sep 2006
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Chep Lap Kok Hong Kong photo : Dennis Gilbert/VIEW

Hong Kong Airport has been No.1 in the world since 1996 in terms of international air cargo throughput. Reports suggest it cost $20bn. Two islands were flattened to form roughly a quarter of the new island.

Chep Lap Kok Hong Kong
Chep Lap Kok Hong Kong photo : Dennis Gilbert/VIEW

Norman Foster built on his experience of Stansted, the first airport by Foster & Partners, in England. Stansted had a great concept sketch by Norman with two parallel horizontal lines and arrows showing ingress and egress. The space felt airy upon completion with great views of the aircraft. Since then it has sadly been filled with retail spoiling the volume and feelings of spaciousness.

Hong Kong Airport
Chep Lap Kok Hong Kong photo : Dennis Gilbert/VIEW

Chep Lap Kok Airport however still feels airy despite significant retail element: maybe this is a result of knowledge gained from the Stansted experience or perhaps due to simple factors such as the greater height from floor to soffit.

Chep Lap Kok Hong Kong Airport
Chep Lap Kok Hong Kong photo : Dennis Gilbert/VIEW

The plan is frequently shown and forms a simple diagram of a line with forks at each end and airport bays all around save the entry of course. The Section is also simple: repetitive shallow vaults use similar light ‘diffusers’ as at Stansted Airport. Materials and surfaces are generally grey, typical Foster & Partners style!

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Chep Lap Kok Airport – sketch image : Foster and Partners

Hong Kong International Airport is reputedly the world’s largest at approx. 550,000 sqm.

Chep Lap Kok design : Foster + Partners

Hong Kong International Airport North Satellite Concourse

Location: Lantau, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Architects: Aedas, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

Hong Kong International Airport
Hong Kong International Airport North Satellite Concourse photo : Aedas

Hong Kong International Airport

Aedas

28 Nov 2016
Shenzhen Airport Satellite Concourse and Hong Kong International Airport Third Runway Passenger Building
Design: Aedas
Shenzhen Airport Satellite Concourse
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Shenzhen Airport and Hong Kong International Airport Buildings


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