Cologne Airport – Terminal 2

Architecture
Jahn, Chicago/USA

Planning time
1995 − 1998

Construction time
1998 − 2000

Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering of facades, special structures, and steel structures for multistorey car park (WP 1 − 6 acc. to § 64 HOAI)

GFA
65,000 m²

Client
Flughafen Köln-Bonn GmbH/Germany

Photography
Frank Alexander Rümmele, Alfter/Germany
HG Esch, Hennef/Germany

The rapidly expanding Cologne-Bonn Airport was enlarged by a new terminal building at the end of the 1990s. The completely glazed façade of the new Terminal 2 building is 800 m long. It is divided into sections 40 to 70 m long and varies in height between 10 and 20 metres. The special feature of this façade is that it consists of thermal glazing panels fixed in point-like mountings. This subjects the load-bearing structure to extreme deformation stresses. All sections of the façade are designed on the same principle i.e. as tensioned cable structures.