In the course of a large-scale extension project, Oslo Airport extended its capacities to about 30 million passengers per year. This project brought a western extension of the main terminal as well as the new construction of an additional pier, the so-called ‘Pir Nord’. The latter is 300m in length, thus doubling the former size of the airport and extending it by 11 new gates and additional areas for restaurants, shops and restrooms.

Lindner proved its expertise in complex custom solutions during this construction project: the company was contracted with the development and planning of five individually formed pavilions as well as their construction during regular terminal operation. This contract was put into practice in cooperation with the client Avinor and the executing architects of Nordic.

As to the pavilions’ free-form geometries, Lindner recommended a change from the initially planned steel construction to the lighter material wood. This also resulted in a reduction of logistics efforts. The complete support structure was built in a detailed 3D planning and executed with a laminated wood frame structure.

These woods needed to be milled uniquely, which amounted to over 10,000 individual parts that were numbered for exact and quick fitting on site. This approach allowed Lindner to put the demanded lengths, widths and heights into practice and in accordance with the statics requirements. The organic form and the demanded level of fire protection were met with a multi-layered convex cladding of bendable gypsum fibre boards on the exterior hull.

The exterior skin is finished with a mineral lime plaster, whose structure and colour was decided upon only after several workshops with the architects. The interior hull was cladded with triangular, acoustically effective metal panels. Due to the irregular forms within the structures, each of the some 8,000 panels is unique. Their substructure also needed to be developed specifically for this project. With their successful completion, the pavilions now house a duty free shop, a bookstore, a bank branch, a bakery and a shop for women´s clothing.

Apart from the pavilions, Lindner also produced and delivered the diamond-shaped ceiling and wall claddings of the new pier, about 18,000m² in total. Furthermore, about 20,000m² of the hollow floor system FLOOR and more® power comfort have been installed through the long-term local partner Sana Bygg AS. It enables temperature control through an integrated heating and cooling system.

The Lindner Group is Europe’s leading company for interior fit-out, facade construction and insulation engineering with 50 years experience in ‘Building New Solutions’, the development and implementation of
individual, high-quality project solutions. With a workforce of 6,000 worldwide, Lindner manages production plants and subsidiary companies in more than 20 countries from its head office in Arnstorf, Germany.

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