Narita International Airport Terminal 3 / NIKKEN SEKKEI + Ryohin Keikaku + PARTY

  • Architects: NIKKEN SEKKEI, Ryohin Keikaku , PARTY
  • Location: Japan, 〒286-0105 千葉県成田市木の根 Narita International Airport (NRT), Narita terminal 1
  • General Contractor: Taisei Corporation
  • Area: 23679.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Kenta Hasegawa

© Kenta Hasegawa© Kenta Hasegawa© Kenta Hasegawa© Kenta Hasegawa

© Kenta Hasegawa

© Kenta Hasegawa

From the architect. Narita International Airport Terminal 3 is exclusively for LCC (low-cost carriers).

Precisely so, we focused on creating a completely “low-cost airport” with the architecture and design. The budget for constructing this terminal was approximately half of the usual amount.

© Kenta Hasegawa

© Kenta Hasegawa

To cut costs, we opted not to install the typical moving walkways or illuminated signs.

Instead, to offer an exciting walking experience that is easy on the feet, we implemented running tracks used for track and field, and added signage for user-friendly guidance.

© Kenta Hasegawa

© Kenta Hasegawa

The key to the architecture and design is “more than 2 into 1.” Consolidating two or more functionalities into one in pursuit of economic reasonability.

© Kenta Hasegawa

© Kenta Hasegawa

In short, treasuring designs “with a twist without spending a lot of money.”

It would be our great honor if Narita International Airport Terminal 3 is frequently used and forever loved by economically savvy travelers.

© Kenta Hasegawa

© Kenta Hasegawa

When the time arrives for 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, we look forward to seeing people from all around the world having fun walking on these blue tracks.

© Kenta Hasegawa

© Kenta Hasegawa

 

© Kenta Hasegawa

Courtesy Archdaily

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