The design maximizes this benefit by bringing the passenger and the plane together as closely as possible. On landside the passengers are dropped off inside the building in a drive-through, sheltering them from rain, wind or camera’s. On Airside the canopy gives this same comfort while boarding the airplane. On top of the terminal there are also office spaces for aviation related companies, underneath is a parking garage for passengers as well as employees.
The shape of the building provides extra privacy by using the canopy on airside to limit the view onto boarding passengers but allowing light to come into the offices and on landside by directing the view of the offices upwards to the sky instead of downwards to arriving passengers.
LOCATION: Schiphol Oost (NL), CLIENT: Schiphol Real Estate, YEAR: 2007 - 2011, STATUS: Completed, SIZE: 6.700 m2, TEAM: Don Murphy, Hugo Kok, Leon Teunissen, Cristina Ascensao, COLLABORATORS: Structural Engineer: Van Rossum, MEP Engineer: Nelissen, Interior: VMX Architects, Contractor: Van Bekkum, Photography: Jeroen Mush