posted by Jean-Sebastian Bourdages on June 19, 2012
What a nice surprise to see the construction of Ordos Airport now visible on Google Earth. Prepare for boarding at the latest B+H airport!
The design process started on the premise that an airport should recall the original excitement of flying and the joy of arriving to a far-away destination; that an airport should be a welcoming gateway to a destination that gently introduces a unique sense of place with its own native landscape, culture, history and people.
In the case of Ordos, in Inner Mongolia, the architecture of the concourse inspiration came from the horizons of rolling hills of the grasslands steppes merged with lines that recall the dynamics of flight. In contrast, as a focal point, the Mongolian yurt was the inspiration for the departure hall; a grand gathering space filled with natural daylight.
To view the e-book and read more about the project, click here.