PW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2884 posts, RR: 17 Posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3964 times:
A joint venture team comprising NACO [Netherlands Airport Consultans], architects Foster and Partners, and ARUP engineers have been seleceted to prepare Beijing Airport [PEK] for the 2008 Olympics.
"The Rmb16,000 million (approx. US$ 2 billion) expansion of Beijing’s airport, currently the busiest in China, is required to handle the massive increase in passengers due to China’s entry to the WTO (World Trade Organisation) and Beijing’s hosting the 2008 Olympics. Its capacity will be increased from 27 to 60 million passengers per annum by 2015".
Found several renderings on NACO website:
That last rendering looks very impressive, especially when compared to the current airport layout:
Jsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2231 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3821 times:
Is ALL of that going to built prior to the 2008 Olympics? That looks like a quite a bit of expansion for an airport, even in China (where I'm sure they don't have any NIMBY problems... just look at the Three Gorges Dam ).
But seriously... is that a rendering of the airport in its ultimate phase?