Just imagine: 14 million people coming to visit. At Schiphol numbers like this no longer faze us. But we want to ensure that our travellers can feel comfortable and enjoy themselves. Even if things are busier than before. With this in mind, we have started work on the construction of a brand new terminal. This means our passengers can continue to count on short waiting times, fast service and optimum safety, now and in the future.
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This light and modern terminal will create a wealth of space for millions of arriving and departing passengers. The new terminal will be to the south of Schiphol Plaza, alongside the air traffic control tower and linked to the existing terminal. Departing travellers will enter the building one floor up, and proceed directly to check-in and security. This will ensure a clearer separation between arrival and departure flows.
Constructing a brand new terminal takes time. We are currently hard at work on the design. The construction work for the new terminal was put out to tender last July. The contract will be awarded in spring 2020.
A new construction plan will be drawn up in conjunction with them. One thing that’s certain is that a construction project on the scale of the new terminal will take at least 3½ years.
André van den Berg, CCO at Royal Schiphol Group
Early & Enabling Works started for new terminal construction
If you want to build a new terminal in the middle of Schiphol Airport, everything has to make way – from hamburger stall to aircraft parking area. Project manager Kim Flinterman is supervising Early & Enabling Works; she describes the greatest challenges.
Approaching the new terminal in the future
To ensure that we can use the departure halls in 2023, a new drop-off road is being built now. Project manager Peter van Wijk of Schiphol and field engineering manager Hans Dorsman of Royal HaskoningDHV are only too pleased to talk about.
Thousands of bombs and grenades
Ton de Rooij works as a Conventional Explosives expert at Schiphol. He explains, ‘we estimate that there are about 1500 unexploded bombs located around here. The new terminal is in a partially suspect area. It’s time for soil research’.
New terminal built from Schiphol’s DNA
Schiphol’s new terminal will go into service in 2023. The terminal’s design may look deceptively simple and transparent, but its design is very well thought out. KAAN Architecten were commissioned to design the new terminal; Partner Kees Kaan explains their approach.
At the end of 2019, we will be welcoming travellers to our new pier. It will have plenty of greenery, more art and even playgrounds for the kids.