The scheme for a domestic passenger terminal building for Wuhan Tianhe Airport by CPG Consultants won the design competition invited by the Wuhan Tianhe Airport Authority. This new terminal with Gross Floor Area of 100,000 sqm have 20 contact stands with passenger loading bridges and 4 remote stands. The new terminal consists of three primary levels, one for departure, and two for arrivals. A new two-level roadway serves arrivals and departures separately, with each level providing 300 meter length of double kerbside frontage, to facilitate public and private vehicles.
For the River-city of Wuhan, curved lines express the planning arrangement and distinctive roof form of the design. Their association is with the pervasiveness of water, and particularly the circular ripples radiating across it from any one point. The brim of a topmost sweeping cantilever-canopy ties the technology of the building with its tectonics to create the architectural form for Terminal 2. It comprises a three-level main building and two finger-pier buildings extend-out from the far corners to the aircraft-parking apron.
The main check-in area has 80 counter positions, each to have direct feed to the baggage conveyor system. The building’s two pier concourses extend beyond the terminal building, to process 12.2 million passengers a year.