Conveyance Hall Airport Zurich

Werner Sobek, Stuttgart/Germany

Planning time:
2008 – 2009

Construction time:
2009 – 2010

Services rendered by Werner Sobek:
object planning, structural engineering and facade planning

Unique, Flughafen Zurich AG, Zurich/Switzerland

This single-storey construction houses cargo handling facilities on the grounds of the Zurich Airport. It extends over 200 m in length from east to west and is 40 m wide. The building boasts a dual-axis, curved dynamic design in which the transition between the roof and the wall has been kept purposely indistinct. The arched roof with a metal decking embraces the building with a flowing gesture that simultaneously and seamlessly forms the southern facade. The building presents a harmonized and inclusive design to the ‚outside world‘ a design in which the wall and roof flow seamlessly into one another without any change in material. Flowing in an east-west direction the slender curvature mirrors the existing topology; the dual-axis curved design ensures the volume of the building as seen by pedestrians and passing motorists is in keeping with its surroundings.

Nina Baisch, Konstanz/Germany