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.


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. We have successful partnerships with a wide range of clients including airport operators, airlines, local transit authorities, and government-sponsored research organizations. Our projects are just as varied—ground-up terminal buildings, major terminal renovations, terminal planning, cargo and maintenance facilities, and system-wide implementation projects. Corgan initiates and implements truly innovative design solutions at any scale, from building additions and renovations to new, large-scale terminal programs. Our expertise is second to none and with our global presence, we are able to quickly and efficiently service aviation clients coast to coast and internationally from any of our offices.



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.