A team led by US engineer Aecom has been chosen to design the pier for an extension of Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport that will give it eight new gates.
Aecom will work with three Dutch firms on the scheme: Cepezed Architects, engineer dGmR and landscaper Copijn. The Royal Schiphol Group selected the team on the basis of its "architectural outlook, suggested approach and price".
The eight gates will be include five for narrow-body aircraft on the north side and three for wide-body ones the south side. In a later stage, two additional wide-body gates will be created on the south.
Birgit Otto, chief operating officer of Royal Schiphol Group, said: "We’re 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."
Image: Amsterdam Schiphol airport (Shirley de Jong/Creative Commons)