HDA : DESIGN OF ROOF STRUCTURES AND DEPARTURE LEVEL ENVELOPE
CLIENT : INCHEON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT CORPORATION (IIAC)
ARCHITECT : HEERIM ARCHITECTS & PLANNERS, MOOYOUNG ARCHITECTS (SEOUL) & CONSULTING ARCHITECTS GENSLER (L.A)
LOGISTIC & TRANSPORT : LANDRUM & BROWN, LEA & ELLIOTT INC. SAP GROUP, BNP ASSOCIATES
HDA TEAM : Hugh Dutton, Mitsu Edwards, Rahaël Crespin (Project Leader 1), Sara Maggipinto (Project Leader 2), Gaëtan Kohler, Giovanni Lunelli, Sébastien Perrault, Fabio Rebolini, Catherine Kim, Cathy Shortle, Riccardo Perna, Gaida Marossi, Jon Canter, Adrien Maillet, Andreas Schnubel, Houda Kabbaj.
DATE : 2011-2018
Following on from HDA’s successful participation in the design of the Incheon T1 terminal, in 1994-1997, we were invited to form part of the design team led by Korean architects Heerim, with Gensler, Mooyoung and Yongdo, for the Incheon T2 competition. The team’s winning design was inspired by the Phoenix as a symbol of the Korean nation, evoking its noble history and its ambition for future reunification.
The new terminal occupies a gigantic 30-acre site, so the primary design intention was to develop for the user a fluid, calm and luminous passage through the terminal. HDA contributed a delicate skeleton of skylight structures whose flowing geometry, an expression of the wings of the mythical bird, visually guides the passenger flows. The funicular gridshell structures, carefully optimised by weight and volume, are visible through the light-filtering ceiling canopy.
HDA also developed the airside facade, a 400m-long prestressed cable wall. This minimal structure was designed to give passengers clear panorama views of the aircraft, the runways and the surrounding landscape.
The glass skin is provided with high-performance coating to reduce heat gain and maximise energy conservation. HDA’s involvement in the project includes production of drawings and calculations for the tender package, development of value-engineering initiatives, and construction supervision during the site phase.