Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands has commissioned a team led by US-based engineering company AECOM to design the new pier, as well as the airside facilities, to be built at the airport.
Royal Schiphol Group, which will also design the pier along with the newly chosen team, has made the selection based on its architectural outlook, suggested approach and related price.
Commissioned to be delivered at the end of next year, the interior design for the new structure will be provided by AECOM, Copijn, dGmR, Cepezed and Imd.
Royal Schiphol Group COO Birgit Otto said: “We are extremely pleased that an international team of this calibre will be designing the pier. The AECOM team has a clear vision of the contribution it can make to achieving the aims of Schiphol.
“The team has also managed to demonstrate that rapid construction does not necessarily have to be at odds with the sustainability objectives of Schiphol and an attractive passenger experience.
“Together we will be preparing Schiphol for the future, with greater comfort for passengers and more facilities for airlines.”
As part of the Royal Schiphol Group's Capital Programme, the new project includes the development of a new pier and terminal and upgrades to the landside infrastructure and parking facilities, as well as improvements to the train and bus station.
The new pier is expected to be open for use in late 2019 and will feature eight gates.
Of the eight new gates, five will be used for narrow-body aircraft on the north side and the remaining three on the south side will serve wide-body aircraft, which can also be used to connect six narrow-body aircrafts.
Two additional wide-body gates will be later developed on the south side of the new facility.
Image: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s new pier and terminal. Photo: courtesy of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.