Hong Kong International Airport Midfield Concourse

  • Cater for an additional 10 million passengers annually
  • Target for BEAM Plus Gold Rating
  • Winner of Bentley ‘Be Inspired’ BIM Awards 2011 and Autodesk Hong Kong BIM Awards 2013

As a core part of the midfield expansion, the Midfield Concourse equips the Hong Kong International Airport with sufficient handling capacity to strengthen the city’s competitiveness as a leading regional and international aviation hub.

Located to the west of Terminal 1 and between the two existing runways at the airport, the five-level concourse has a total floor area of 105,000m2 with ceiling heights comparable to those of Terminal 1.  There are 20 aircraft parking stands, 19 of which are bridge-served, including two Code F (A380) stands.  Passengers will also be connected to Terminal 1 via an extended automated people mover (APM).

Arup, in joint venture with Mott MacDonald, have been working on the detailed design of this project since June 2010, providing full multidisciplinary design and construction support.  Our scope of services is wide-ranging and includes structure, MEP, airport systems, façade, sustainability, APM, fire, baggage handling system, acoustics, logistics planning, specialist lighting and project management.

Focus on sustainability

To maximise efficiency and sustainability, we have introduced more than 35 green features, including low-energy lighting systems, high performance glazing panels, solar shading and north-facing skylights to maximise natural lighting while reducing solar heat gain and saving on air-conditioning.  Recycled water is used for water-cooled chillers of the air-conditioning system and seawater for flushing.  More than 1,200m2 of solar panels are installed on the roof to harness renewable energy.  

The project targets to become one of the first few buildings to receive the BEAM Plus Gold Rating from the Hong Kong Green Building Council.

Delivering optimum solution through BIM

To enable the coordination of all disciplines in a synchronized manner, we designed the project in 3D and conducted Building Information Modeling (BIM), to prevent and resolve coordination clashes.


  • The interior view of Hong Kong international airport midfield concourseOpen gallery

    Passengers will be able to experience the HKIA’s latest ambience experience with more landscaping and fresher colours than ever before. © Kerun Ip/AAHK

  • BIM in Hong Kong International Airport Midfield Concourse(c) Airport Authority Hong Kong

    3D modelling of the integrated building services and airport systems.