Because the old departure hall of Rotterdam The Hague Airport from 1970 was outdated and became too small, a new terminal was needed. A terminal with a much larger capacity, but which must fit well with the character and appearance of the airport. Not a megalomaniacal anonymous building, but a pleasant building with lots of natural light, intended to make passengers feel comfortable. A sustainable building too, including a moss sedum roof.
Pelecon inspired this ambition! We were therefore happy to participate in the planning and implementation of this project. In a team of architects, contractors and suppliers of all materials, we advised on the more than 100 tons of steel, the laminated roof beams and approximately 4,000 steel bolts that have been incorporated into the steel construction of the new departure hall of Rotterdam The Hague Airport.
In addition, in the existing building of Rotterdam The Hague Airport, what has been preserved, many structural changes have been made and improvements have been made. Pelecon received the ‘constructive puzzle’ of the existing building, where a number of details were established:
1: the existing mezzanine, which includes Grand Café De Horizon, is located at 3.10m + level,
2: the underlying ground floor needs an internal height of at least 2.60m +,
3: the existing storey floors are constructed from a thin concrete floor resting on steel beams.
We had to get a lot of new piping for the E, W & sprinkler installation through these existing steel beams for which more than 200 openings had to be created. The puzzle has been laid, partly due to the frequent coordination between the installer Engie, contractor Volker Wessels Bouw Schiphol and Pelecon.
We are proud of the immense issue we have answered for the Rotterdam The Hague Airport project in which we have made a big difference in our field. The departure hall will be put into use at the end of this year.
Recently a nice article for this project was published in the magazine “Industry Construction” of May 2020. Click here to download the magazine.