The highlight of the new Hongqiao Airport T2 is the garage. There are plenty of them – not worried about parking any more.
Where is the Garage – P7 and P6
Look at this diagram below:
The horizontal yellow area on the right is the Hongqiao Airport Terminal 2. The yellow area in the middle is the East Transportation Hub, where the Parking Area P6 (at north) and P7 (at south) is located. At the B1 of this giant building is the Metro Station of Hongqiao Airport T2 for Metro Line #2 and #10 (opened Q4 this year).
Below are the few highlights of this new garage.
I love the designs that shows caring for people, although it does not cost too much.
Since there are so many parking lots in the Hongqiao Transportation Hub (not only the Hongqiao Airport, but also the future Maglev Station, and the Hongqiao Train Station), it is so easy to forget where the car is parked.
They designed signs like fruits and animals to help people to remember where the car is.
The first floor of P7 is banana – my favorite fruit!
© Jian Shuo Wang
I don’t know if other people feel like myself – I feel happy to park my car in a banana area, instead of F1 of P7.
Below: Goudnaner and my favorite fruit: banana. This way, there is no way for me to forget where the car is at. I even guess the next time, I will intentionally choose to park at banana level, not the water melon level.
© Jian Shuo Wang
Another great design I like for this new garage is the courtyards. In the middle of P6 and P7, there is a courtyard. It is like a well, allowing sun light to pour down into the garage. It also gives people a little bit sense of direction to help them find their cars quicker.
They also have nice plants in the courtyard – absolutely the highlights of this new terminal.
They also have plenty of trolleys lined up in the parking lot. You can easily get a trolley to move your luggage out of the car to the check-in counter.
Nicely Arranged Cars
Look at this: the garage looks clean and nice. I give 5 star out of 5 for it.
Below are the cars in the garage – many very nice cars. I know this is not a feature of the garage itself.
Another Simple Feature: Pedestrian
They have designated pedestrian path in the garage! The nice little sign for pedestrian and direction of signs. They list the signs like those hotel rooms – it guide you step by step along the way.
It first let you know all parking lots between 3000 and 3100 should go this way, and give you branches with numbers to the left, and the rest to the right. Very nice job indeed!
P6 and P7 is a little bit different in garden design, AND fruit/animal signs, making it easier to distinguish the two.
The stairs of the parking lots used the design common in US, but not very common in Shanghai: the stair cases with stripes.
It can be scary if you look down, and you always worry about the installation of the tiles. But, it is simple and cool.
Although I have many negative comments, like the taxi lines, for Hongqiao Airport T2, I will give my two thumbs up for this garage design. I have a feeling that the garage is designed by a different company than other buildings. Can anyone confirm or deny it? I love this garage – definitely one of the best one in Shanghai at this scale.