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A Global Super Air Cargo Hub

Along with the rapid development of world’s air cargo industry, future aircraft, new equipment and technological innovation will bring new forms of cargo center and airport layout, creating more possibilities. Flexibility is the most important goal. In addition, utilization efficiency balancing airport planning, airside planning, and sortation center design and equipment engineering is critically important. 

Our design for this super sortation center is built with independent modular buildings connected with underground high-speed conveying system. The Custom Building (CST1) is placed in between Domestic Sortation Building (DOM1) and International Sortation Building (INT1) to minimize cargo crossing. In consideration of quantitative uncertainty from technological advancement, the northerly modules will change as according to demand, either as designed, or to be reformed to higher or lower density modules. The land area for the north-most module is for future expansion after this brand new air cargo airport achieve sufficient growth. 

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Civic buildings by their nature are built to serve the communities and enrich the lives of the general public. From the perspective of planning and architecture, civic buildings should serve as community centers and nuclei of the city. Throughout history, good civic buildings can be found in Hellenic Greece, to Republic of Rome and in democratic urban centers in Europe and other places in the world. Citizens of society should be able to walk leisurely from libraries, museums, to recreational centers and to meeting halls. These civic buildings should work as magnets to draw society together. Civic buildings should also be urban spatial generators that help to help to define public spaces such as squares, forums, courts and parks.
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