Designed by Foster + Partners, the new terminal (Terminal 3) of Beijing Capital International Airport is the first building to break the one million square meter barrier. The airport is part of China’s preparation for the 29th World Olympic along with other iconic building in Beijing such as Bird Nest and Aquatic Center.
Norman Foster said: “This new terminal is the largest and most advanced airport building in the world â€“ a celebration of the thrill and poetry of flight. A gateway to Beijing, it communicates a unique sense of place, its dragon-like form evoking traditional Chinese colours and symbols.”
“is the first building to break the one million square meter barrier. “? I am confused, as it looks to me to be three separate buildings. Sounds to me like someone’s ego is showing a bit.