1. A leader in airport design


In a world where urbanization and all its implications in terms of sustainable development are becoming a key concern, ADPI is taking on an important role at the heart of the future town's concerns.

airport complex of Hongqiao

Thanks to its expertise in the development of airport cities, ADPI bases its development and urban planning approach on a meticulous analysis of the project, its existing context (geographical, technical and cultural) as well as its environment.

Based on three  criteria -- time, space and movement --  its approach in terms of urban planning is based on a long-term vision, with a pledge of quality, enduring appeal and adapting to the needs of the future.

Adapted to each situation, ADPI's urban projects combine the perspectives of all the stakeholders involved: elected representatives, managers, users. Its capacity to mix and match approaches and scales as well as innovate allows it to enrich each project to make it both relevant and creative.



In increasingly complex urban planning contexts, the architects and engineers of ADPI work closely together to resolve the expectations of their clients and the issues of tomorrow as well as possible. By bringing together their perspectives and their expertise, they are in a position to have a global vision of the project and to carry out a reflection whatever the scale.

Enriched by all the skills used during their completion, ADPI's projects are an integral part of varied urban and regional contexts that are changing all the time.

The experience acquired as a result of developing large-scale airports throughout the world allows ADPI to face new challenges that are emerging outside the airport sector, such as regional planning which takes into consideration their population and the creation of “life spaces” that are connected to the urban fabric.

The reflections carried out by its teams on the idea of intermodality have actually helped them see beyond the airport and get involved in the connections with the city. This reflection on a global level enhances the quality of the projects completed, whether it is in terms of image, functionality or its capacity to fit into the urban or rural surroundings. It helps create appealing, modern urban concepts that are respectful of the environment and that become iconic “life spaces”.

An exemple of an Airport City: at Hongqiao-Shanghai Airport, an ADPI project that offers airport users all the advantages of the urban landscape and its office and commercial users all the functional efficiency of an airport... thereby enhancing the appeal of the site and ensuring its success. 




The entire program, whether it is part of a city or an airport, must be viewed in terms of its complementary nature with the rest of the agglomeration in order to reinforce, complete or create activity sectors.

Such an approach must ideally be undertaken as part of an economic and social strategy that has developed at a metropolis-wide scale.

Well-integrated into a regional context, this project must provide Shanghai with a new focal point, an appealing and innovative district that offers dynamism, intensity and a good quality of life..