According to AECOM, the design proposal for the state-of-the-art facility will deliver a "great passenger experience and innovative retail offerings".
With a floor area of 280,000 square metres, the spacious passenger building will offer visitors a relaxed environmental experience that will be one of the world’s greenest airports when it is completed.
While there will be many features such as a courtyard at the centre of the building with lush landscaping, the design will also create an interior experience with natural light and views.
The extensive use of natural light not only improves the experience for the passenger, but helps to reduce energy, adding to the sustainable design credentials for the concourse.
“The airport is an important symbol of any city, and we are extremely pleased to continue making the Hong Kong International Airport the pride of Hong Kong,” said Sean Chiao, president of AECOM Asia Pacific.
“We look forward to leveraging our connected expertise to deliver designs for this major project as well as the airport’s Terminal 2 Expansion for which we were awarded consultancy work earlier.”
The Third Runway Passenger Building, in its primary phase, will have 57 aircraft parking positions and will be able to handle 30 million passengers each year together with the modified Terminal 2.
It is a vital component of the 3RS project which will help maintain and strengthen Hong Kong’s competitiveness as an international hub.
AECOM’s team with its partners will research and conduct benchmarking studies that will assist the design team working with the client to deliver the new passenger facility.
The studies will look at the future trends in information technology and airport systems, retail and advertising.
Work has commenced and construction is expected to be completed in 2024.