Protection for millions of passengers

Built using ROCKWOOL insulation, this vast airport is a safe and comfortable place for air travellers

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) is a place of records. It’s the busiest cargo airport in the world and the eighth-busiest passenger airport; it covers 1,248 hectares, on an artificial island; and one of its terminals was briefly the world’s largest. In 2016, over 70 million people passed through the airport. And in 1999 it was voted one of the Top 10 Construction Achievements of the 20th Century.

HKIA is famous for its design, which emphasises sustainability and passenger experience as well as aesthetics. Its wave-like single-span roof lets in natural light but shields people from direct sunlight, reducing both energy use and the amount of artificial lighting needed. ROCKWOOL stone wool insulation helps HKIA to use less energy, and to provide high levels of safety for passengers. Its inclusion in the roof improves thermal performance in Hong Kong’s hot and humid climate, creating more comfortable conditions for passengers and helping HKIA become for first project to be awarded a BEAM Plus rating by the Hong Kong Green Building Council. Passenger safety is also a high priority at any airport. Rocksafe® and CurtainRock® are used in HKIA’s buildings to improve fire resistance by helping stop the spread of fire.

No matter how impressive their scale, buildings can create a pleasant and protective space with ROCKWOOL insulation.

Hong Kong, China

Project location

1 Sky Plaza Rd
Chek Lap Kok
Hong Kong

Hong Kong International Airport, Thermal Properties

Hong Kong International Airport

Project Data

Year1998
Building TypeAirport
ApplicationInsulation
Product typeThermalRock, RockSafe and CurtainRock Plus
Hong Kong International Airport, Thermal Properties

ROCKWOOL stone wool insulation helps HKIA to use less energy, and to provide high levels of safety for passengers.

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