Aedas, as lead design architect and part of an international team consisting of CSWADI and New Era Airport Design Institute, has been awarded the design and construction of the new Yantai International Airport Terminal 2 in China, as part of the airport’s Phase 2 Expansion Project.
The new 167,000-square-metre building is located to the south of existing Terminal 1 and will serve 23 million passengers annually by 2030, with a planned expansion to over 200,000 square metres, serving 34 million passengers by 2040.
Yantai is known for its unique coastal mountainscape. The sweeping roof form of the terminal is inspired by the Yantai’s majestic Kunyu Mountain. Undulating skylights brings light deep into the terminal’s Departures Check-in and Processing Halls. The concourses are arranged to form a long coastline, with generous bays for aircraft parking and circulation. Skylights over the concourses guides passengers intuitively towards the departure gates.
The expansion project for Yantai International Airport will be key to fulfill the rapidly increasing demand for air travel generated by the growing Yantai and Shandong economy, and Terminal 2 will be the new intelligent and sustainable gateway for the city.
Project: Yantai International Airport Terminal 2
Location: Yantai, China
Involvement: Lead Design Architect
Client: Yantai International Airport Group
Gross Floor Area: 167,000 sq m
Completion Year: 2021
Director: Max Connop and Albert Tong