South Korea’s New Sustainable City Inside An Airport
Integrating sustainable elements into Incheon wasn’t easy. Unlike office buildings, airports are energy intensive for 24 hours a day, they have large floor areas, they’re sprawling, and windows generally can’t open. An airport the size of Incheon also produces as much trash as a city.
In spite of the love for Incheon’s existing terminals, Gensler opted to make some changes for Terminal 2, which recently broke ground. “The original charge by Incheon was to make this a world-class and timeless [terminal],” says Thompson. That meant surpassing Terminal 1 from every standpoint–customer service, sustainability, design, and so on.
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