Xi’an – an ancient gateway that links the ancient Silk Road with the heart of modern China’s economy.
Located at China’s starting point of the historic Silk Road linking China to the world, home to the rulers of 13 dynasties and the legendary Terracotta Army, Xi’an is globally renowned as an extraordinary World Heritage site. The ancient walled city – the oldest of the ‘Four Great Ancient Capitals of China’ – offers a fascinating time warp and an assault on the senses that is truly unforgettable.
Today, Xi’an Xianyang International Airport proudly echoes the city’s vital role as a focal point of so much of China’s trade and development, past, present and future. The airport opened in 1991 and its programme of phased expansion includes the stunning new Terminal 3, launched in 2012, which radically expanded the airport’s capacity to more than 33 million and expresses a powerful Sense of Place. China West Airport Group continues to further develop the airport with its ‘Three Hubs’ programme, including another development phase scheduled to open in 2020.
The Design Solution has a long history of working with the airport, firstly on Terminal 2 and then from the inception of Terminal 3 through to projects following its opening in 2012 to expand its international capacity.