cepezed and cepezedinterior are part of the international and integral design team coordinated by AECOM that will design the new Schiphol Pier. The consulting engineers of IMd and dGmR as well as the landscaping firm Copijn are also included in the team. Jointly, the team members will provide the full design of the new pier and its corresponding airside facilities.
Schiphol’s choice is based on the presented combinations of architectural vision, project approach and price. Among other things, the AECOM-team offered the right mixture of relevant Dutch know-how and international experience in aviation, architecture, interior design and sustainability.
“We are very glad that an international team of this calibre will design the pier,” states Schiphol COO Birgit Otto. “The AECOM team has a clear vision on how it can contribute to realizing Schiphol’s ambitions. Also, it has shown that a rapid completion of the pier, Schiphol’s sustainability ambitions and an attractive passenger experience are not mutually exclusive,” says Otto.
In order to maintain and develop its position as ‘preferred airport’, Schiphol anticipates on an increasing number of passengers and flights with the new pier. The airport’s strategy for the future also includes the realization of a new terminal, adjustments to the (parking) infrastructure on the landside as well as improvements of the train and bus stations.
The new pier provides Schiphol with eight new gates: five for narrow-body aircrafts on the north side and three for wide-body planes on the south side, which can also be used for six narrow-bodies. Later, two extra gates for wide-bodies will be realized on the south side. The design for the new pier will be finished by the end of 2017. Construction starts in 2018 and completion is planned for 2019.