Episode 4: The Kansai Airport

Map of the Kansai Airport
Image of the Kansai Airport

In engineering, every bit of progress is important — especially when it’s fraught with difficulties. The Kansai International Airport in Kyoto, Japan is the first airport to be built on reclaimed land and the people involved discovered that building on clay is not always as easy as you hope. However, thanks to some clever considerations, they were able to make space for one of the busiest international airports in the world.

Aerial image of the Kansai Airport

Join us as Vivian explains the innovations, frustrations, compromises, and triumphs of creating new land where before was only water.

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