Aurecon in association with Mott MacDonald, was part of the consortium (with British Airports Authority and Foster) that undertook the design management, full engineering and systems design for the new 490 000 square metre passenger terminal building (except for the roof and façade). One of Asia's largest aviation projects ever to be undertaken, the new airport provides a major international facility serving this important region.
As the annual passenger capacity for the airport was expected to be 35 million from opening day, a vital consideration of Aurecon's design was to emphasise the level of service, passenger comfort, simplicity of layout and energy efficiency. Suffused in natural light, the processing hall atrium area is surrounded by external glass made from breakthrough material that allows daylight to filter through, while reflecting solar heat to minimise cooling loads. The communications systems also took advantage of the latest technology, enabling up-to-date information to be shared between all terminal building users via a central database.
Since this time Aurecon has undertaken a number of further projects at the airport including Sky Plaza (Terminal 2), the North Satellite Concourse project and additional term consultancies.