Hong Kong International Airport is located on the Check Lap Kok island, a man-made island covering an area of 3,100 acres (1,255 ha). The 1.2-km (0.7 mi) long airport is a two-terminal - Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 - two-runway facility. In 2012, it handled 56.2M passengers and 4M tonnes of air cargo and it is connected to about 180 destinations. Designed by Foster + Partners, the Terminal 1 building is characterized by a lightweight roof canopy, kept free of service installations, the use of natural lighting and the integration beneath the main passenger concourse of all the technical equipment for baggage handling, environmental services and transportation. With its soaring spaces, bathed in daylight, the terminal building forms a spectacular gateway to the city.
50,000 sqm (538,200 sq ft) of white cladding and special works.
The Permasteelisa Group was awarded with an extremely challenging short-term project including the design, manufacturing and installation of more than 15 km (9.3 mi) of partitions and cladding for a total of 40,000 sqm (430,570 sq ft) as well as the realization of special works. The airport interiors feature metal cladding along with white fritted-glass cladding.
The exclusive and extensive retail area features metal cladding for the signs and “Natural Piers” made of fire-resistant, coated laminated wood as distinctive partitioning elements for the different tenants. Shops were also provided with approximately 3,000 sqm (32,300 sq ft) of security shutters made from aluminum and sturdy polycarbonate. To diffuse air throughout the entire airport, 12,000 m (39,400 ft) of specially-designed, wing-shaped, linear-aluminum grilles were designed, tested, manufactured and installed. Steel-and-glass canopies serve several functions, the most important of which is the protection in case of fire, and terminate with an aluminum profile incorporating light fixtures.
DEVELOPER & CLIENT: Airport Authority Hong Kong
ARCHITECT: Foster + Partners / BAA and Mott Consortium
CONTRACTOR: China State Construction Engineering Corporation / Kumagai Gumi Co., Ltd. HK Branch / Maeda Corporation / AMEC / Balfour Beatty, BCJ Joint Venture
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