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Hongqiao International Airport, Shanghai

The world’s largest area for a single project in nora’s history

Shanghai, as China and Asia‘s financial center, with a wealth of business opportunities to attract the eyes of many domestic and foreign enterprises. A development of city is closely related to development of transportation industry. In order to speed up the pace of development as an international metropolis, Shanghai Municipal Government‘s plan to build Shanghai Hongqiao Comprehensive Transportation Center - a set of high-speed, intercity rail, magnetic levitation, urban rail transit, longdistance buses, public transport and social vehicles and airports as one of the track, road, air trinity of super world-class transportation hub.

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Hongqiao Airport expansion project, as the priority project of Hongqiao Comprehensive Transportation Center, the total floor area of new west terminal is 3,6 million square meters, which is four times area than the existing east terminal and expected to meet annual throughput volume of 40 million passengers. nora® rubber flooring in the airport area, with its professional image, excellent product performance, installation and training of technical services and over twelve years of practical application in Shanghai Pudong International Airport, has won praise from people outside the industry to obtain up to 125.000 square meters norament® 925 lago orders, creating the world‘s largest single project of nora’s history.

What is the reason to make nora® rubber flooring from a number of competitors do?

nora systems provide comprehensive solution for airports, thus nora® could be used in terminal arrival areas, starting areas, corridors, boarding bridges, storage areas, staircases, forklift areas, offi ce areas and other functional areas. Compared with the traditional granite floor, nora® rubber floor coverings has a more excellent walking comfort, permanent resilient, which may alleviate the harm caused by slipping; in addition, dense surface provides excellent anti-fouling properties, signifi cantly reduced the cleaning and maintenance costs.

Meanwhile, nora® rubber floor coverings pass even the most difficult examinations. This applies both to the quality tests conducted by independent institutions and to the expert opinions on economy which all certify that nora® has an enormous saving potential.

nora® rubber floor coverings meet these criteria with their trend-setting quality standards on which experienced architects base their future-orientated and sustainable solutions worldwide in numerous airports. Meanwhile, nora® rubber floor coverings pass even the most difficult examinations. This applies both to the quality tests conducted by independent institutions and to the expert opinions on economy which all certify that nora® has an enormous saving potential. nora® rubber floor covering can withstand heavy traffic load, and posses superior wear resistance and long service life, therefore, it could minimize the frequency of product updates and cost savings. For example, norament® 925 series was used in Frankfurt airport in Germany for nearly three decades, and the pastille surface is still clearly visible. nora® rubber floor covering has a superior performance of the footfall sound absorption, the maximum absorption of 20 dB, so as to effectively reduce the noise shape. Meanwhile, walk comfort property greatly improved passenger comfort for a long walk. In addition, the product offers outstanding environmental performance is conducive to maintaining good indoor air quality, physical and mental health benefit passengers. Compared with the traditional granite floor, nora® rubber floor covering has good thermal insulation properties, helps to save energy. In addition, excellent dimensional stability ensures the perfect laying effect.

nora® rubber floor coverings has been installed in a large scale new and renovation airports projects since entered into China market more than ten years ago, such as Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport Terminal 1 & Terminal 2, Xi’an Xianyang International Airport, Nanjing Luokou International Airport, Taiyuan Wusu International Airport, Wuhan Tianhe International Airport, Shenyang Taoxian International Airport, Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport, Qingdao Liuting Airport, Urumqi Airport and so on. High performance of nora® rubber floor coverings was certifi cated by these references.

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport was completed the laying of flooring installation and inspection in the end of 2009, and was now officially opened recently. The success of Hongqiao International Airport new terminal project will have a positive and far-reaching impact for nora systems in the future development of the China market.

Data and facts

Building Hongqiao International Airport, Shanghai
Market Segment Public Buildings
Products norament® 926 arago, Stairtread norament® 926 grano
Architect East China Architectural Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd.
Installation Year 2009
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Products

norament® 926 arago

Flat, direction-oriented relief structure with fine granules and modern marbling design for maximum demands. No two tiles are the same – each square meter is totally unique.

Stairtread norament® 926 grano

Granular design rich in contrast with a hammerblow surface, footfall sound absorption improvement of 12 dB.