Shanghai Pudong International Airport’s Terminal 2 was conceived as a world-class airport and a lasting icon for the city that symbolises China’s progress. The brief calls for an iconic design, reflecting Shanghai’s importance on the global stage as one of the principal trading capitals of the world and the fastest growing centre of economic development. Adaptable to future growth, the terminal is to be one of the largest airport buildings in the world, with a capacity of 60 million passengers per annum.
Pudong Airport, like other state-of-the-art 21st-century airport terminals, is expected to be operationally and commercially successful. The design will simplify the complexities of modern travel by utilising integrated systems and visible way-finders, enabling large numbers of people to move effortlessly through the arrival and departure process. The design will create a loose-fit, long life and sustainable building offering transparency, good views and natural light, as well as generous, flexible spaces and clear way-finding.