Amazing Mega Structure Of China
[pullquote_left]The new airport terminal by star architect Norman Foster in Beijing (Beijing Airport – Largest Structure In The World) has now received its first passengers. The building is enormous – the construction of such a mammoth project is amazing. With an airport, how you want it, in science fiction stories.[/pullquote_left]
A Man Made Marvel
hina’s largest airport terminal, the British architect Sir Norman Foster has designed, was opened in March 2008. Throughout Feng Shui compliant, with red pillars and golden roof of a discreet, it has traditional Chinese colors in a modern design. Seen from above it resembles a flying dragon with north-south orientation and a comprehensive system of south-east orientated skylights to maximize natural light in the terminal building.
The national of the airline, Air China, the leading air transport company in China, built terminal is equipped with generous hospitality facilities provided for passengers and has a lighting system with full control, which can be adjusted via the x-touch Panel Tridonic easily to different lighting scenes for different activities create.
Designing And Construction Process Of This Mega Structure Part-1
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Light-touch panel control over x
The x-touch panel works in cooperation with the Dali Touch panel and allows programming and automatic activation of task-specific lighting configurations and mood in any Dali lighting control system. The touch panel in the x-integrated Dali sequencer offers the largest variety of lighting effects in automatic retrieval order.
Of crucial importance is the fact that the operation of the system is very simple, so airport employees can change the lighting moods without special training, in this way, the lighting in the common areas of the terminal adapted very quickly to changing conditions. In addition, up to 99 independent lighting sequences and 16 lighting scenes can be programmed into the system, so at short notice a wide selection of preset lighting configurations are available.
The competent airport staff also has the ability to control the lights manually or by using calendar-based sequences. Thus, the surround lighting during the day automatically adapted to the changing position of the sun. It can also be adapted to different light conditions during the year as well as on user situations during the week. Of course, energy-saving operation routines are programmed into the system to the electricity consumption for lighting to be minimized.
On the whole airport will be for lighting T5 fluorescent lamps and LV halogen lamps used, while products are Tridonic to control optimization. Thus, as used for fluorescent lighting ballasts PCA, which are effective interfaces to the Dali network, while the halogen lights are used for TE one4all transformer units.
Another great advantage of Dali-based system is that it allows centralized monitoring of lighting – in the face of the huge dimensions of the terminals is a crucial aspect.
The solution was selected after a Tridonic for the Beijing Industry University Architectural Design & Research Institute Workshop held light control from the Beijing company e-action S & T Co., then Air China Limited proposed.
Terminal 3 at Beijing Airport covers an enormous area, and has thousands of lights. The flexibility of the network with Dali ballasts PCA Tridonic has a comprehensive monitoring and control solution for the airport will be implemented that allows for complete control of lighting throughout the facility. In addition, the innovative touch-panel x-offer and the Dali touch panel the airport staff the opportunity to mood lighting in those areas of change, where passengers can relax before their flights, so a trip with Air China is a special experience.
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