PVG Shanghai Pudong Satellite Concourse

World’s largest satellite concourse

International Design Competition Winner  

  • 100 boarding gates
  • Designed for future growth and expansion



The world’s largest satellite concourse is set to be built at Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG). Designed in association with Chinese partner IPPR, the complex is expected to boast 100 boarding gates when fully operational. Corgan was one of six firms that submitted concept bids as part of a design competition held by the Shanghai Airport Authority. Corgan’s concept focuses on maximizing passenger flow and experience in an efficiently organised building that is designed to be beautiful yet efficient in both its operation and maintenance. The design of the terminal satellite concourse allows for future growth and change with the aviation industry and city.



We are consensus builders. Our experience with airport operators, airlines, aviation facilities and other air transit organizations gives Corgan a unique vantage point of the elements needed to facilitate successful operations. Successful partnerships with a wide range of clients include airport operators, airlines, local transit authorities, and government sponsored research organizations. The projects are just as varied—ground-up terminal buildings, major terminal renovations, terminal planning, cargo and maintenance facilities, and system-wide implementation projects.




We understand scheduling, capacity, material selection and operational challenges. We facilitate consensus amongst all interested parties in achieving a long-term design solution. The need for uninterrupted operations is unquestionable, so we strive for passenger and employee convenience and safety.