Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has chosen the design submitted by KAAN Architecten for its new terminal. The new building will open in 2023 and will allow 14 million more passengers to travel through airport annually.
The new terminal will form an expansion of Schiphol’s existing terminal and will adjoin Departure Hall 1 and Arrival Hall 1. Keeping the buildings together allows Schiphol to retain the one terminal concept, and ensure that all the facilities are under one roof. The last time that Schiphol permanently expanded the terminal was in 1993, when the current Departure Halls 3 and 4 and Arrival Halls 3 and 4 were built.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol CEO Jos Nijhuis said: “This design suits the Schiphol DNA. That was the main reason why the jury decided to choose this design. The design solution contributes to excellent processing, it provides optimal support to passengers, contributes to our sustainability ambitions and is future-proof. We are looking forward to welcoming airlines and passengers in the new terminal and adjacent new pier.”
Royal Schiphol Group is carrying out the expansion projects under the auspices of the project organisation known as the Capital Programme, which is able to coordinate and manage the various complex, large-scale projects in an optimal way. Schiphol says this is necessary, as the airport must continue to operate as it would normally during the construction and renovation work.