In Beijing, opened the international airport Daxing, which became the largest in the world. Four runways and 620,000 flights a year-figures that inspire respect. The opening ceremony was timed to the 70th anniversary of the founding of China; President XI Jinping attended the ceremony.
According to the statistics of the International Council of airports, the current Beijing airport is the second busiest in the world, second only to the air harbor of the American Atlanta. Therefore, the second airport was necessary for the Chinese capital to cope with the constant pandemonium in the first. Also, the Chinese expect to compete with the American air harbor, pulling over part of their flights.
It is assumed that the airport Daxing will be seven runways, including one for military purposes. This will serve up to 100 million people a year, which is not such an incredible figure given the growing popularity of air transport in China.
The new air Harbor has become the largest in the world among the airports located in the same building. The construction cost was $ 11 billion.
Daxing has a unique design: it is the largest single building without structural seams. The steel roof of the terminal, which can be compared to 25 football fields, is also recognized as the largest in the world. The famous architect Zaha Hadid participated in the development of its design. The structure is designed in the form of a starfish — in the future, it will allow passengers to move quickly from one end of the airport to the other, despite the scale of Daxing.
The airport meets high environmental standards. Thus, eight giant columns that allow sunlight to pass through, which minimizes the use of electric lighting, support the terminal building. The design also involves natural room ventilation and other technologies to reduce energy consumption.