Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport Terminal, Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport

Pascall+Watson were invited to participate in the international competition to design a second terminal for Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport. Ürümqi is the regional capital city of Xinjiang province and a leading commercial and cultural centre.

Rather than designing a second terminal, however, our final masterplan featured a new, single facility designed to accommodate both the first and second expansion stages within one building. Our scheme demonstrated benefits not just in terms of operational and cost efficiency, but also in terms of passenger experience both airside and landside.

Inspiration for the design came from the local landscape referencing the surrounding hills, valleys and plains. The language used internally evokes the texture and patterns of traditional silk fabrics, a major trading component of the region.

Value: Design Competition