Nanning Wuxu International Airport – Terminal 2Nanning, China

About the Project

  • Project consists of a new airport terminal to be built in several phases
  • Phase One comprises of a 269,000sf main terminal area with four projecting “wings” or “piers” used as the main boarding areas
  • Roof of the main terminal rises up to 108 feet above the ground floor and cantilevers 82 feet over the passenger drop-off area
  • The radial grid pattern of the roof creates a diamond skin that stretches out to the tube-shaped piers
  • The diagrid roof structure over the main terminal area is arranged in two intersecting radial patterns supported by six large branching columns
  • The circular shape of the pier sections is created by curved exterior structural framing that extends up from the floor and arches over the boarding area from both sides to create overlapping structural shells