Located to the north of Hong Kong in the Guangdong region of China, Bao'an International Airport’s groundbreaking conception and design was such that every aspect of the build and interior fitting had to match the building’s sleek, contemporary feel. A truly global project, only the finest products were selected for inclusion, and where the choice of public seating was concerned, aesthetic and functionality was key.
10,700 inFINITE seats were chosen to line the corridors and concourse areas of one of the most stunning airport designs of recent times.
The inclusion of Zoeftig’s innovative seating range at the airport’s newly opened Terminal 3 marked the third occasion that the company’s inFINITE solutions have been selected for a Chinese development; following hard on the heels of its inaugural Chinese installation of 17,000 seats at the Kunming Changshui International Airport (the fourth largest in China) in 2011, and 3000 seats at Ordos Ejin Horo Airport.
Shenzhen is a fine example of Zoeftig’s ability to provide its clients with bespoke solutions; its versatile range can be tailored to match individual build concepts and themes. This latest airport installation marked a world first for the inFINITE product, with the standard single seats installed without gaps between backrests as one continuous seating row.
This bespoke seating design creates a very different look to the standard inFINITE seat, and fits perfectly with the cutting edge architectural concept of the terminal – the largest single public building to be built to date in Shenzhen – which encompasses 63 contact gates, with a further 15 remote gates and significant retail space.
The £1.4billion Bao’an project (opened 28 November 2013) was the first airport commission by acclaimed Italian architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas and the futuristic building is fast becoming an iconic landmark that will continue to boost the economic development of Shenzhen - one of the fastest-growing cities in the world.
The opening of Terminal 3 more than doubles (58%) the airport’s capacity and further growth is on the horizon, with two phases of expansion planned over the next two decades, ensuring the airport keeps pace with the region’s rapid growth.