Transport infrastructure

Harnessing the Expertise Accumulated through Designing Airports

Azusa has long designed airport facilities in Japan. Making the maximum use of the design expertise developed in the airport sector, the Transport Infrastructure Domain is expanding its design services into the port and harbor, railway, and land transportation sectors, in Japan and around the world.

We intend to branch out into design services for development projects in areas surrounding the transport infrastructure being built. Working more closely with in-house and outside experts in development, retail, and other fields, we are committed to creating facilities that make cities more sustainable, contribute to national economic growth, and support people’s lives.

Concept

#01

AirPort

Flexibly address the diverse needs of airport operations, drawing on our unrivalled expertise

As passenger terminal buildings serve as the city’s transport hub, our design aims to make such buildings and their environs safer, easier to use, and easier to recognize for users. Today, firms designing airport facilities in Japan focus primarily on three themes: accommodating the increasing number of foreign visitors to Japan; coping with more airports being operated by concession holders; and branching out into designing overseas airport facilities. Giving consideration to these themes and making the best of our design expertise accumulated to date, we are actively taking part in a wide variety of domestic and overseas airport projects, designing not only passenger terminal buildings but also hangars, cargo terminal buildings, and air-traffic control towers. With respect to overseas airports, we endeavor to gain opportunities to design facilities for private-sector projects, in addition to projects backed by the Japanese government. We are preparing ourselves to design airport facilities in China, Vietnam, and other Asian nations, as well as in the United States and Europe.

#02

Port and Harbor

Offer a design best suited to the port to realize port-centric regional revitalization

We are closely monitoring a recent trend in which, just like airports, new cruise ship terminals are being built at many Japanese ports in response to the increasing number of foreign visitors to Japan. Building on our experience in the airport sector, we are expanding our design services into the port and harbor sector by giving meticulous attention to the user-friendliness of facilities, and by capitalizing on our expertise in implementing universal design and designing customs, passport control, and other immigration processing facilities as well as internal signboards. Moreover, we propose comprehensive designs that give consideration to the area adjacent to the port as well.

#03

Railway

Enhance user-friendly facilities at stations while ensuring rational, efficient functions

Our focus is on the technical cooperation that the Japanese government is currently promoting in the high-speed railway sector overseas. We are expanding railway facility design services, building on our experience in the airport sector to design internal signboards and other user-friendly facilities and implement universal design.

Message from the Domain Head

Osamu Haraguchi

Senior executive officer and head of the Transport Infrastructure Domain

Senior executive officer and head of the Transport Infrastructure Domain

In the air transport industry that helps people, goods, and information to move around the world, a number of large projects—including concession operations and environs development—are underway at airports in Japan and elsewhere. In this business environment, our design services are also undergoing transformation.

In the world of gymnastics, during the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, skill was rated from A to C, with C being the most difficult; now, however, skill is rated from A to H. This clearly shows the extent of the advancement of gymnastic skill, raising our expectations for the performances of our national teams at Tokyo 2020. We at Azusa are also acutely aware of the need to satisfy the higher standards required of architects and to transform our design capabilities accordingly toward the next era.

To meet the needs of the time accurately and swiftly, members of the Transport Infrastructure Domain are united to make the maximum use of our design expertise in the airport sector, thus strengthening our design services in the port and harbor, railway, and land transportation sectors, in Japan and around the world.

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