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    Photographer : Takenaka Corporation
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    Photographer : SS Osaka
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    Photographer : Kansai International Airport Co.,Ltd.
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    Photographer : Kansai International Airport Co.,Ltd.
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    Photographer : Takenaka Corporation
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    Photographer : Kansai International Airport Co.,Ltd.
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Kansai International Airport Passenger Terminal Building

Osaka, Japan

Project Brief

Owner Kansai International Airport Co., Ltd.
Location Osaka, Japan
Site area 453,193.00 sq.m.
Building area 116,130.54 sq.m.
Total floor area 306,508.10 sq.m.
Structure S / RC / SRC
Floors 4 aboveground, 1 underground
Building height 36.54 m
Parking capacity 4,500 cars
Construction period Apr 1991 - Jun 1994
Info Design JV : Renzo Piano Building Workshop Japan (supported by Ove Arup & Partners International), Aeroports de Paris, Japan Airport Consultants (Construction)

Outline

This Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) forms the core of Kansai International Airport, constructed on a man-made island five kilometers off-shore in Osaka Bay and opened in September 1994 as Japan's first 24-hour operable airport. Numerous planning and design issues had to be solved to realize this 1.7 kilometer long PTB under a single huge roof, creating a large interior complex integrating all architectural, structural and utility system elements. The project was completed successfully overcoming the innumerable problems posed by the necessity to prevent undue settlement of the extremely premature man-made island; to provide means for 24-hour airport operation, proper disaster prevention planning, project planning and construction coordination of the international enterprise; and to provide maritime transport, all within a minimal construction time.

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