East Passenger Terminal, Tokyo Haneda Airport+ expand detail
1.5 million square feet / 139,000 square meters
Haneda, also known as Tokyo International Airport, is one of the busiest airports in the world. The East Passenger Terminal was part of a massive expansion to make the airport the central hub of domestic air travel in Tokyo. The terminal includes 15 contiguous airline boarding gates, a 387-room hotel, a large retail component and 23,200 square meters (250,000 square feet) of corporate office space for airlines.
The Departures Concourse features a sculptural stainless steel-clad roof punctuated with skylights to fill the concourse with soft natural light. Enclosed on the airside by a gently curved triple-height glazed wall, the Arrivals Concourse offers uninterrupted views of the airfield and beyond. Arriving passengers are transported on glass-lined moving walkways that are bathed in natural light during the day and, at night, are transformed into giant illuminated tubes extending more than 800 meters (2,600 feet).
The new terminal features a large glass rotunda that serves as an iconic central gathering space for the entire terminal. A light-filled, unifying public space, the rotunda includes restaurants, retail, travel services and direct internal connections to the Tokyo monorail, the Keihin Kyuko Electric Railway and the airport’s West Terminal. From the top level of the rotunda, the public can access a large roof terrace with an observation platform offering panoramic views of the airport, the airfields and Tokyo Bay.
The new terminal is designed to meet every standard for airport safety and security. Security is enhanced through strictly segregated floors and corridors for arriving and departing passengers. Numerous measures, from the design of the concourses to the placement of security door, are designed to control access to restricted areas.