Foster + Partners design for Beijing Airport won a Condé Nast Traveller Innovation and Design Award last night, at a presentation ceremony held at the London Marriott Hotel, Grovesnor Square.
Nominated in the Infrastructure category, Beijing Airport was a clear winner, voted for online by readers from a short list of recent designs compiled by a panel of experts and revealed in the May issue of Condé Nast Traveller. Beijing airport will be the worlds largest and most advanced airport building - not only technologically, but also in terms of passenger experience, operational efficiency and sustainability. It is due to open in time for the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
The Innovation and Design Awards are new annual awards presented exclusively to organisations and individuals that have demonstrated a commitment to enhancing the experience of travel through good design and innovative thinking, whether applied to airplanes and trains, museums, restaurants, shops or gadgets. In addition to 'Infrastructure', excellence was recognised in a further 9 categories: