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A rather complex solution was required in order to address this problem. Retrieved 25 July Two six story parking structures, called P1 and P2, are located above a railroad terminal station, while the other two level parking facilities, called P3 and P4, are situated next to “Aeroplaza”, a hotel complex.

Kansai Airport, Osaka, Japan. Interior. Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop

The structure has an undulating, asymmetrical layout, although the visible beams are placed at regular intervals. Its long and light structure was designed to withstand the violent earthquakes which often affect this region of Japan.

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AnchorageLos AngelesTaipei—Taoyuan. The enormous three-dimensional beams that support the roof are over 80 metres in length. Retrieved 17 June It consists of two terminals: Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, Terminal 3.

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Their glazed facades address the runway, while their opaque, curved roof sweeps down to turn its back on the distant coastline. The roof’s cross section has the shape of an irregular arc which is actually a series of arcs of different radii.

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Retrieved 9 July The merger of the Itami and Kansai airport authorities was completed in July In Julyhigh-speed ferry service began. Because of the damage sustained during Typhoon Jebi in Septemberin which two renso spans on the southern airport-bound side were dislodged and partially crushed by a tanker that had come unmoored in the storm, both lanes of traffic have been rerouted onto the northern shore-bound side, and customers are urged to use public transit whenever possible, especially during peak hours.

The situation was further exacerbated when a large tanker crashed into the bridge that links the airport to the mainland, effectively stranding the people remaining at the airport. Desvigne landscaping Basic design and detail design phases, Consultants: Retrieved 22 August The island is connected to the mainland by a 3.

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Retrieved 14 September July Learn how and when to remove this template message. KIX is the first airport located offshore. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Kandai. Kansai airport, is located on a specially built island in the Bay of Osaka.

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The terminal has 42 different exits. Hotel Nikko Kansai Airport. By forcing the perspective, the human traffic is “naturally” guided in the desired direction. Their asymmetrical profile is designed according to the same calculations that have allowed for the invisible air flow to be properly channelled.

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Retrieved 16 June A notable feature, and one of primary importance in the organisation of the airport, is the unobstructed visibility of the planes themselves thanks to the uninterrupted lines of vision through the open departures level Main Terminal Building.

Thus, all of the elements that would have obscured the view of the structure have been eliminated.

The airport was at its limit during peak times, owing especially to freight flights, so a portion of Phase II expansion—the second runway—was made a priority. Gensler San Jose, United States, Sanyo Main Line Aboshi Line.