In 2014, Copenhagen Airport set a strategy of expanding the airport within its existing area. Last year the project took big steps towards the goal, by starting what is probably the biggest expansion to the airport’s history. The expansion is set to almost double the airports size, expanding from 220,000 sqm currently to 380,000 sqm. That gives twice the space in security control and in baggage delivery, as well as creating broader walking areas, more shops and dining options and a new arrival area.
First steps in the grand plans, are to expand the area in Terminal 2 between Pier A and Pier B, and to build the brand-new Pier E.
Terminal 2 is expanding to twice its size, giving more space to new shops, food and drinks. The new terminal is expected to be finished by the summer of 2018. The existing shops in the area will be modernized to suite the new expansion. Terminal 2 all in all will have a whole new look and atmosphere, when the whole area is finished at the start of 2019.
Pier E is the new extension to the airport, situated in extension to Terminal 3. This will be a modern, light new area for boarding, that can facilitate the increase in passengers at CPH Airport the coming years. Pier E is set to be finished in the summer of 2019.
In the expansion of Terminal 2, MOE have been the main structural engineers. Give Stålspær has been delivering the steel structure working together with Krabbenhøft & Ingolfsson. Holsøe Architects are the main architects.
Pier E’s design ZESO Architects and Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects have been selected to do in collaboration. COWI are the engineering consultant, with Krabbenhøft & Ingolfsson assisting with consultancy on construction of certain elements.
On the expansion of Terminal 2 the main scope was delivering design of the steel structures in Terminal 2 in collaboration with Give Stålspær. We were in charge of the connection design on the main constructions. The design was performed based on section forces informed by MOE.
In Pier E we have designed four staircase towers. The structural design of the staircase towers, including structural calculations and design.
Terminal 2 construction began in 2017, and is set to finish in the middle of 2018. Pier E is set to welcome passengers in 2019, and the first steps were taken in fall of 2016.
Image credit: Krabbenhøft & Ingolfsson, Copenhagen Airport, ZESO Architects and Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects.