The firm led by Ma Yansong, MAD Architects, has won the competition to expand Changchun-Longjia International Airport with a scheme designed in collaboration with China Airport Planning & Design Institute Co. and Beijing Institute of Architectural Design Co.
The site as a whole has a footprint of almost 178 hectares, and the total building area nearly 270,000 square meters. The new terminal is to have 54 aircraft gates and is expected to serve 22 million passengers a year after completion. That would make it the largest air transportation junction of the city of Changchun, and also in the entire Jilin Province.
The fan-shaped roof lets daylight into the departures concourse through openings between wooden louvers, enabling plants to grow in indoor garden spaces evoking the local landscape.