STRETCH-IT Tianjin International Airport


Credits
2013
International Competition / 1┬░Prize
Tianjin/China
Project Team
Alessia Tonnetti
Paola Simoncelli
Sebastiano Maccarrone

Description read more The primary aim of the new Tianjin Airport is to blend into the spectacular landscape of the Chinese coast. Our intent was to create a building that takes advantage of this beautiful backdrop, so we decided to allow the part of the site that is not occupied by the terminal to be occupied by cultivated land and water features. We therefore expanded the grid of cultivated land within the site and covered the structure with an elegant shaped surface. This surface will harmonize the terminal with the groundwater, which is a large portion of the landscape. From the sea, the terminal appear like is emerging from the nature.