Development Authority Headquarters
Credits: Michael Sorkin, Makoto Okazaki,
Ying Liu, Jie Gu, Yanqing Sun
Located in a new zone adjacent to the Xi'an airport, the building – currently under construction – provides headquarters space for the Development Authority as well as extensive service space for customs and shipping operations. In addition, the building is divided to provide rental offices for a variety of trading and other companies doing business at the airport. Also included are an exhibition area, dining facilities, meeting rooms, and retail space. The building is meant to give a strong image at the entry to the new city and to express the optimistic technology of flight: the landscape scheme includes the use of runway lighting to evoke the striking beauty of the contemporary airport.