Royal Schiphol Group awarded the contract for the construction of the new pier at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to the joint venture of Ballast Nedam and TAV Construction. The contract includes the construction of the pier, gatehouses and the surrounding aircraft stands. The architectural and interior design were made by cepezed and cepezedinterior over the last year within a total engineering contract assigned to AECOM.
With an area of 55,000 square metres, the new pier will feature five gates for narrow-body aircraft on the north side and three gates for wide-body aircraft on the south side. The gates on the south side can also be used to accommodate six narrow-body aircraft. Two wide-body gates will be added to the south side at a later stage. These two gates are not part of the assignment. The commissioning of the pier is planned for the end of 2019.
"We are very satisfied with the combination between the Dutch Ballast Nedam and the Turkish company TAV Construction, which is specialized in aviation," says COO Birgit Otto of Royal Schiphol Group. "With the joint knowledge of these companies, we are able to provide airlines and passengers additional capacity and modern facilities at Schiphol in the most efficient way. The project must be realized without compromising the safety or capacity at our airport. The joint venture has everything it takes to make this challenging project a success.”
The new pier will have characteristics of a terminal, such as security filters, border control, shops and catering. In addition, the pier will consist of three floors. The three floors are necessary to separate travelers with different border and security status. As a result, the pier can be used for a wide range of destinations and airlines, both Schengen and non-Schengen.
Most sustainable pier
The new pier will be the most sustainable at Schiphol, thanks to design elements such as biomaterial, insulating glass, and reusable plastic and marble rubblework tiles. The pier will also feature 5,000 m2 of solar panels and use rainwater to flush the toilets.
Source: news page of Schiphol.com – April 11th 2018