EC Harris Announces Work on World’s Largest Airport Terminal in Beijing

EC Harris, an Arcadis company, is working with Beijing New Airport Headquarters (BNAH) on the new Beijing Capital Airport project, which, when completed, will be one of the world’s largest airport terminal.  

EC Harris is part of a joint design team which also includes ADP Ingénierie(ADPI), Zaha Hadid Architects(ZHA), Buro Happold(BH) and Mott MacDonald(MM) appointed by BNAH. The $14bn project integrates ADP Ingénierie’s winning concept principles with Zaha Hadid Consortium Group (ZHA, EC Harris, BH, MM and Pascall+Watson)’s approach. 

EC Harris is involved in several areas of the project including traffic forecast, capacity assessments, design inputs and reviews, cost, commercial and operational planning, and environmental and sustainable development principles. 

Caspar Baum, Head of Aviation, Asia-Pacific at Arcadis said:We are very excited and incredibly honoured to be involved in this milestone project. Our long standing working relationships with Beijing Capital Airport and in depth knowledge of the global and China’s aviation industry have contributed to Zaha Hadid Consortium Group’s shortlist on this project.” 

The building will have an initial capacity of 45 million passengers a year when completed in 2018. It could subsequently be upgraded to more than 100 million passengers.

Following the completion of the concept design stage, the project is now being led by the Local Design Institute team under the BNAH leadership.