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Research on the Relationship Between Airport Design and Energy Consumption—Kuala Lumpur Airport as a Case Study

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Zhuoqi Liu

Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Architecture, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

*Corresponding author: Zhuoqi Liu

Published: April 10,2024

Abstract

This paper explores the correlation between airport design and energy consumption by analyzing the design and energy features of Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), which was constructed in 1998 by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa. The paper analyzes how the airport reflects the concept of symbiosis, which Kurokawa defines as a mutually beneficial relationship between different entities. It analyzes the spatial, structural, environmental, and cultural aspects of KLIA. The paper also discusses the environmental and economic challenges of operating a large-scale airport in a tropical country. It compares KLIA with other airports that have adopted energy-saving measures, such as Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Beijing Daxing International Airport. The paper highlights how these airports have utilized natural lighting and carbon offsetting to reduce their energy footprint. The paper concludes that airports and energy are inseparable, and that energy improvement starts with the building itself, including lighting, structure, environment, and other factors. The paper cites various sources, such as books, articles, websites, and lectures, to support its arguments.

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How to cite this paper

Research on the Relationship Between Airport Design and Energy Consumption—Kuala Lumpur Airport as a Case Study

How to cite this paper: Zhuoqi Liu. (2024). Research on the Relationship Between Airport Design and Energy Consumption—Kuala Lumpur Airport as a Case Study. Engineering Advances4(1), 71-76.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/ea.2024.02.010