Shenzhen’s new airport terminal, which grabbed headlines with its futuristic design, suffered water leaks yesterday just weeks after opening due to recent heavy rains. Buckets had to be placed on the floor to prevent flooding, South China Morning Post reports.
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Unhappy travellers took to China’s social media platform to complain on Sunday night, blaming the thousands of hexagonal skylight windows on the ceiling of the departure lounge. They said they not only brought in sunshine, but also the rain.
“What is this ‘honeycomb’ for? Thank God it’s not the typhoon season. Hours of raining have already created quite a few leaks,” a passenger from Shenzhen posted on Monday morning.
Studio Fuksas, the Italian company that designed it, that there had been leaking problems during the testing process, but they had been solved.
Hong Kong newspaper Wen Wei Po reported that leaking also happened in the parking lot and bus terminals. The leaking and poor working environment have even caused strikes at the air cargo department which have been causing delays since Sunday night.