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Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal 3

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Graphite Pencil / Environmental Design / Leisure & Tourism / 2009

Beijing’s new international terminal is the world’s largest and most advanced airport building, not only technologically, but also in terms of passenger experience, operational efficiency and sustainability. Completed as the gateway to the city for athletes participating in the 29th Olympiad, it is designed to be welcoming and uplifting. A symbol of place, its soaring aerodynamic roof and dragon-like form celebrate the thrill and poetry of flight, and evoke traditional Chinese colours and symbols.

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