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BUILDING
 
 
Chek Lap Kok Airport
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DESIGNER
 
 
Norman Foster

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LOCATION
 
Continent
Asia
Nation
China [Zhōngguó/Zhōnghuá]
Region
Hong Kong [Xianggang]
Town
Hong Kong [Xianggang]
Neighborhoods
Chek Lap Kok
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Transport buildings and structures
Airports, terminals, etc.
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1995    
Realisation
1998
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THE BUILDING IN CINEMA
 
Title
  How much does your building weigh, Mr. Foster?
Directed by
Norberto Lopez Amado, Carlos Carcas
Nationality
United Kingdom, Spain
Year of production
2010
Cast
Norman Foster, Tony Hunt, George Weidenfeld, Richard Rogers, Bono, Deyan Sudjic, Paul Goldberger, Carl Abbott, Alain de Botton, Anish Kapoor, Richard Serra, Anthony Caro, Richard Long, Buckminster Fuller, Ben Cowd, Cai Guo-Qiang, Ricky Burdett, Spencer de Grey, David Nelson, Narinder Sagoo, Nigel Dancey, Loretta Law, Mouzhan Madidi, Stefan Behling, Jurgen Happ, Gerard Evenden
Building's role
Marginal
Annotations
Producer: Elena Ochoa

Executive Producer: Antonio Sanz

Writer & Narrator: Deyan Sudjic

Music: Joan Valent

Director of Photography: Valentin Alvarez
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Philip Jodidio, Building a new millennium, Taschen, Köln 2000, pp. 166-169
Atlante di architettura contemporanea, Könemann, Köln 2000, pp. 30-31
Clifford A. Pearson, "Battling the clock and taming a huge space were two of the challanges facing the architects of the new Hong Kong Airport", Architectural Record 11/1998, november 1998, "Projects" pp. 92-103
Jack Robbins, "Lightweight steel roof almost seems to take off", Architectural Record 11/1998, november 1998, "Projects" p. 100 (92-103)
Clifford A. Pearson, "Related projects link Airport to the rest of Hong Kong", Architectural Record 11/1998, november 1998, "Projects" p. 102 (92-103)
Domus 808, ottobre/october 1998 [Visto da lontano/Seen from a distance], pp. 40-49
The Architectural Review 1176, february 1995 [Poetry in motion], pp. 54-55 (4-5, 27-67)
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CLIENT
 
 
Hong Kong Airport Authority
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
sq.m. 516.000
Lenght
km 1,27
Capacity
35.000.000 peoples/year
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Ove Arup & Partners
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STAFF
 
Project
The Mott Consortium
Design consortium
Foster and Partners (architects and designers)
Mott Connell Ltd (engineering and project management)
BAA (airport planning and operational system)
Project leader
Foster and Partners
Norman Foster, Ken Shuttlerworth, Graham Phillips, Donald Choi, Grant Brooker, Mouzhan Majidi, Robin Partington, Winston Shu
Design team
Foster and Partners
Brian Edes, Brian Timmoney, John Small, Mike Jelliffe, Richard Hawkins
Associate architect
Jonathan Parr, Ken Wai, Martin Riese, Paul Casey, Stephen Trstenjak
Transport planning
Wilbur Smith Associates
Lighting engineer
Fisher Marantz Refro Stones
Planning and organization
O'Brien-Kreizberg and Associates
Quantity surveyor
WT Partnership
Masterplan
Greiner-Maunsell Consortium (Greiner International ltd., Maunsell Cosultants Asia Ltd.)
Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum Inernational
Ng Chun Man & Associates
Maunsell Geotechnical Services Ltd.
J. Roger Preston & Partners
CES Consultants Ltd.
Balfours International Ltd.
Widnell, Coopers & Lybrand Associates Ltd.
Flight Transportation Associates
KPMG Peat Marwick
The MVA Consultancy
Lea+Elliot Inc.
Avsec Inc.
General contractor
BCJ Joint Venture
Amec International Construction Ltd., Balfour Beatty Ltd., China State Construction Engineering Corp., Kumagai Ltd., Maeda Corp.
 
 
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