Construction on the extension of Pier C at Copenhagen Airport, Denmark, is set to start this month.

In addition to providing extra space, the extension will offer services to both passengers and all intercontinental flights.

The extension work is being taken up to manage the increase in passenger growth at the airport, including passengers travelling from or to a country outside the European Union. This demands special measures to manage the handling of entry papers and passports, which will take place in a specific departure area known as Pier C.

"Comprising three new gates with individual lounges, the Pier C will get a 5,000m² extension."

Comprising three new gates with individual lounges, the Pier C will get a 5,000m² extension and will be designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects.

The company says that the aim of the design is not simply an extension, but a reinterpretation of the airport structure and an overall improvement in the services.

Schmidt Hammer will be working on the extension work in collaboration with contractor MOE. The work is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.

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The firm had previously worked on designing the new terminal buildings at Aalborg Airport in 2001, which was later extended twice based on the practice’s terminal design.