Advancement in technology has improved engineering, and engineers now combine scientific models with innovative thinking to create new designs that solve problems and also benefit humanity, and they are doing their best to help us develop machines and software that make life comfortable and easy for us.
We have so many engineering marvels in the world today, and this ranges from the Palm Island in Dubai to the Maillan Viaduct in France, the Empire State Building in the United States, and the Panama Canal in Panama, to name a few.
In this article, I want to share with you about the Kansai Airport in Japan, which was built in the middle of an Ocean.
The Kansai Airport located on an artificial island in Osaka Bay is the world’s first island-based airport. It was opened to the public on the 4th of September 1994, for the sole purpose of relieving the overcrowding of people at the Itami International Airport, which was the only airport in Osaka at the time.
What makes this airport unique is its terminals, which are the world’s longest and were designed by the renowned Italian architect, Renzo Piano. It is the 30th busiest airport in Asia, and also the 3rd busiest in Japan. It is only used for domestic flights within the country.
When it comes to engineering marvels, the Japanese are not to be left out, and the Kasai airport is proof of what the Japanese engineers are capable of doing. Imagine how buildings, bridges, and airports will be in the future if engineers could be this advanced to erect this type of structure about 24 years ago.