Airport Terminals by Christopher J. Blow (Auth.)

By Christopher J. Blow (Auth.)

This paintings offers with the means of airports and the way forward for airport terminals within the gentle of anticipated passenger development facts (2 billion airline passengers by means of the 12 months 2000). the kinds of latest, substitute and extended terminals so as to be required are mentioned. issues coated comprise purposes for airport situation, wide-ranging case reviews (Osaka Bay, Munich, Southampton and Charles de Gaulle airports, for example), the taxonomy of airport types and public shipping interchanges

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Form: triple pier, vertically stacked. Architect: Peterson & Brickbauer. 3 million (1989). Aircraft stands: 27 terminal-served. Description: here the hub is the centre of a radial pier system. This terminal is virtually a new terminal, built round an original building dating from 1950. The result is a two-level forecourt and a very simple plan with three piers, having a mobile lounge station at the root of the third one for international traffic. The structural form is a bold space frame, providing a canopy to the upper forecourt.

Domestic passengers per hour: nil. Transit/transfer passengers: only 1 %. 9 million (year 1992-1995) capacity. Aircraft stands: 11 (various). Type: state-owned (1986 competition). Form: basic with remote aircraft; one stepped main level. Architect: Scott Brownrigg & Turner, competition design. 1 Malta Luqa dfiB TDOnGE v~w 3. 5. Because the traffic does not justify loading bridges, all airside passenger circulation is at apron level, with generous departure lounge frontage for an apron coach service or direct passenger routing to aircraft positions, with the largest aircraft at the centre of the apron opposite the terminal.

US examples are: Baltimore/Washington International, USA (1979) Type: airport-owned. Form: triple pier, vertically stacked. Architect: Peterson & Brickbauer. 3 million (1989). Aircraft stands: 27 terminal-served. Description: here the hub is the centre of a radial pier system. This terminal is virtually a new terminal, built round an original building dating from 1950. The result is a two-level forecourt and a very simple plan with three piers, having a mobile lounge station at the root of the third one for international traffic.

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