Beijing's $63 Billion Dollar AirportJun 01, 2021
airportis using facial recognition robots and modern design to become one of the most innovative
airports in the world officially opened in september 2019 the starfish-shaped airport is now one of the most expensive airports in
billion-plus story offers passengers serene gardens while they wait for their flight upscale shopping and popular restaurants and is implementing high-tech and sustainable features to help passengers get to their gates quickly and with as little possible human interaction so let's step inside the fancy airport and take a look at the future of flight spanning four levels the new dashing airport looks like a starfish from above it has six curved radii extending from the center of the airport the doors are located along each of them for a total of 79. inside or an expansive rolling atrium supported by eight giant c-shaped pillars welcomes passengers into the futuristic terminal each pillar has a 350 foot wide skylight at the top meaning there is plenty of natural light throughout , which keeps the airport from feeling like a prison while you wait for your flight.
The late and highly acclaimed architect zaha hadid's design is responsible for unique buildings like this $140 million space house in russia. Although he passed away in 2016 just before construction began, his designs were carried out to create the world's largest single airport terminal, spanning an impressive 7.5 million square feet, which is equivalent to approximately 98 football fields. with tracks and annexes included. The entire surface of the airport covers 18 square miles. The airport was built with a budget of 12
dollars, including the construction of airline bases, an intercity railway and high-speed subway to facilitate access to the facilities, and a highway and tower. air traffic control but since the beginning of its development it has attracted more than $46 billion in investment and is expected to become the world's busiest airport with 42 million passengers expected to pass through it by 2025 and around of 100 million by 2040.
In total, transport is already estimated at more than 63 billion
dollars and is breaking even more records. It is also the first airport in the world with two-story departure and arrival platforms the domestic and international terminals are stacked on top of each other so that everything fits under one roof and its services are easily accessible to all passengers the innovative design of starfish means that travelers will never have to walk more than 600 meters approximately eight minutes between security and the furthest gate to board their flight, this means they can spend more time enjoying everything they the airport has to offer, so let's go inside and see what makes running so special when you walk in and can't miss the 400 self-service check-in kiosks waiting to help make your flight as smooth as possible.
They can handle about 80 percent of all checks. k-ins will scan your face and passport to speed up security checks later, so instead of showing your passport and boarding pass again, the automated gates will instantly recognize your face and let you through within three seconds. There are also humanoid robots that can have conversations with passengers, they will answer your questions and tell you the fastest way to get to your boarding gate or the nearest restaurant, there are even robots to help you park your car, drivers just need to park your car on a platform and a robot will come to transport it to an empty spot, there are eight robots in total that can navigate the six parking rooms for maximum efficiency, they also produce zero emissions and can work for up to six hours before automatically returning to your charging station when the time comes.
To pick up your car, simply scan the parking ticket at a terminal and it will tell you where you can meet the robot to deliver it to you. This process is expected to take less than two minutes, these robots are taught to dodge obstacles and avoid denser scratches so your car is in good hands. In total, the airport has over a billion dollars worth of the latest and greatest robotics technology to make taking a flight as efficient as possible and limit the need for human interaction. All of this technology is amazing, but the real main attraction of the airport is its luxurious and modern central atrium natural light makes time in an airport feel less exhausting and there are many interesting places to read relax or even take a nap the airport is decorated with innovative chairs, adaptable benches and pebble-shaped stools for added comfort while the halls are dotted with interactive LED art displays that come to life as you walk, in fact there are a few different art installations around the airport like the one made with origami swans the huge departure hall features giant windows from where you can see the planes arriving and departing the waiting rooms also have a l more serene place to relax if you really want to feel like you are not stuck in an airport there are five traditional chinese courtyards at the end of each corridor designed in collaboration with zhu bing one of china's foremost contemporary artists are modeled after chinese gardens traditional and feature wooden benches pavilions and winding paths lined with plants and rocks elegant also has many shops and restaurants for travelers to enjoy luxury brands represented include louis vuitton gucci and montclair plus there are 70 food and beverage outlets serving they include classics like Starbucks as well as Chinese favorite luck and coffee, a popular spot is the dining room which has an open kitchen and serves traditional Shanghai-style dim sum, oh and there are also free water dispensers everywhere but They only have two options: warm water and boiling water because Chinese medicine says that the water has lada is bad for your health last but not least let's take a look at one of the normally less exciting parts of flying waiting for your luggage luckily at darshing they make things as safe and easy as possible a radio frequency identification system o rfid baggage tracking allows passengers and airport staff to check the status and location of baggage at any time there is also a row of cameras along the conveyor belt to photograph passengers with their baggage deterring thieves of walking away with someone else's bag so it's really a wise move the future of flying all airports of the future will have this level of technology and efficiency they will definitely have you go all out because running is embarrassing other airports with the ease with which passengers can enter the airport and find their gate run also makes it the easiest thing to do.
It is easy for people to get to the airport, there is a high-speed express transportation service that features an express train that travels at speeds of up to 160 kilometers per hour that allows passengers to get from the city center to the airport in just 20 minutes for only five dollars the airport is also trying to be as green as possible has a solar farm with cells mounted on the roof of the parking lot building hangars and cargo areas that generates at least 10 megawatts of electricity there is also a collection facility for 100 rainwater and a centralized heating system supplemented by geo-exchange airport heating and cooling is powered by geothermal heat pumps located in the yangding river basin those huge skylights in the atrium are also useful glass filters are used to block sixty percent of the sun's heat while allowing sixty percent or percent of natural sunlight inside the terminal building in total renewable energy accounts for more than 10 percent of the energy consumed by the airport was also a much-needed investment and we will likely see More countries and cities spend billions at new airports in the near future. he international airport was exceeding its maximum capacity of 90 million passengers per year, other cities and countries will have to follow the same route and create new airports that can handle more than 100 million passengers as passenger numbers continue to rise. dosing also has a plan to continue to support increased passenger numbers will be expandable to a final capacity of between 120 million and 200 million passengers plus up to four million tons of cargo a billion dollars to build and it's so huge that it actually increased the hong kong land size by one percent thanks for watching and see you next time
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