NEW AIRSIDE CENTER AND RAILWAY TERMINAL
High-frequency hub at Zurich Airport
|Client||Flughafen Zürich AG|
|Project managers||Heini M. Bossert, Stv. Suzanne E. Rapetti-Hunsicker
(Persönliche Referenz, Ernst Basler + Partner AG)
||1996 – 2005|
||Renovation floor area: 64,000 m2, New construction floor area: 80,000 m2|
||CHF 652 million|
The project is comprised of the Airside Center, a shopping mall and air-side hub for passenger streams, and the Railway Terminal, its land-side counterpart with check-in counters, train station and retail facilities connecting passages and visitors with trains, buses and parking facilities.
The planning process and realization were both organizationally and technically challenging since a diversity of users had to be taken into account, work had to take place parallel to day-to-day operations and space at the construction site was extremely limited. Thus, rapid construction progress was essential as well as compliance with the ambitious cost objectives.