Airport Urban Districts for a New Age

Rethinking airports in the context of environmental crisis challenges for exploring efficient intermodal transportation nodes as new frontier for developing the future.

The right combination of transportation modes can ensure the high-level accessibility that innovative economy is demanding and reducing the negative impact of unnecessary long-range travelling.

Dynamic capacity of the airports can then produce sustainable Districts where new major urban centralities can be deployed at different scopes.

Studio will explore how these models can be implemented acknowledging different factors that determine the urban form of the airports and its districts,  in different cultures and its complementarity role with other high performance mobility systems.

Research will select key paradigmatic real examples from different scopes -international; regional or local- to understand its urban influence. Later, Studio will test few urban design strategies to explore the construction of exciting urban Districts for working, living and new forms of exchange.

Dingliang Yang will serve as Teaching Fellow