PVG Shanghai Pudong South Satellite Concourse

South Satellite Concourse – Shanghai Pudong International Airport

  • Size: 6.7 million SF (621,000 SM)
  • Services provided: Terminal Planner and Design Architect
  • Project type: new construction
  • World largest satellite concourse
  • Phased implementation
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 organized building that is designed to be beautiful yet efficient in both its operation and maintenance. The design of the satellite concourse allows for future growth and change with the aviation industry and city.


The modern airport is a self-contained city. Passengers demand exceptional experiences from approach to departure. Owners and airlines face the growing challenge of balancing real-world constraints of function, constructability, and value while building memorable and positive brand equity.

Corgan is an international leader in airport terminal design. Our drive to create the best client experience brings airports and airlines back to us time after time.

Going above and beyond is our daily mission. Operational-based solutions are conceived with rigor; empathetic, user-experience insights come from deep listening and virtual prototyping. As design solutions marry function and delight, all experiences are elevated.

Corgan exceeds boundaries to solve the world’s greatest aviation challenges with research, design, and devotion to our clients.




We understand scheduling, capacity, material selection and operational challenges. We facilitate consensus across all interested parties to achieve a long-term design solution. The need for uninterrupted operations is unquestionable.