News - 12 September 2017

New Terminal Schiphol Airport Competition Design


Schiphol Airport have given an insight into our competition design for their newest terminal.

The overall ambitions behind the evolution of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol have always been to enable the best airport processes and to create the best passenger experience. Whereas airport processes are mostly driven by innovation in technology, the passenger experience still remains a human experience and is for a large part about service, hospitality and creating a sense of place… We have introduced a hierarchy within the architecture that combines a sheltering artificial sky with microclimates that physically contribute to passenger experience through their materiality and where building technology and systems are fully integrated within. The design of the exterior expression of the new terminal maintains the horizontal, transparent and no-nonsense character of Schiphol Airport and as such follows through on the concept of “spectacular simplicity”

UNStudio has been leading the consortium of UNS+HOK+Arup for this integrated design tender.

Discover more designs for this competition on the Schiphol Airport Website: https://news.schiphol.com/other-design-entries/