Sustainable Mini-City to be Built at South Korean Airport

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The top-ranked airport in the world, Incheon International Airport in South Korea, will soon get even better as an incredible vision for a sustainable mini-city comes to completion. The new Terminal 2 will have vast tracts of beautiful gardens, luxury shopping, a golf course and even an indoor ice skating rink.
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Designed by architecture firm Gensler, the new construction will be a green update to the old terminal. Sustainable strategies are a key focus, including natural ventilation, daylighting, and a large-scale installation of solar panels.

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Outdoor features like waterfalls, additional gardens and ‘luxury lifestyle centers’ will help make the 7.4-million-square-foot terminal even more of an attraction than it already is. It’s expected to be completed in time for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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The overall look of the airport terminal is bio-inspired, designed in the shape of the phoenix, a mythical beast with its origins in Korean lore.