Design Project 3


Shenzen Bao’an International Airport

Designer: Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas

Client: Guangdong, China

Design concept:

Using a manta ray as the inspiration, the architects imagined the project ‘like a living fish. A manta ray that breathes, changes shape, that flexes, varies, taking light, releasing light, filtering it inside. With a double skin – the external one and the internal one – that inside changes. And in the middle, between the two skins, there is the whole system of the structures that aims to minimise energy consumption and emissions.’

An airport that focuses on ‘processing times, walking distances, ease of orientation, crowding, and availability of desired amenities.’  to ‘bring quality back to people’s lives’



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