Competition 1999 – 1st prize
Design Volkwin Marg and Nikolaus Goetze with Marc Ziemons
Project manager Yasemin Erkan
Project team Eduard Mijic, Torsten Hinz, Martin Marschner, Moritz Hoffmann-Becking, Thomas Schuster, Sylke Hoffmann, Ursula Köper, Dieter Rösinger, Regine Glaser, Dirk Vollrath
Kontact architect Clemens Kusch, Venice
Structural engineers Favero & Milan
Technical building equipment Studio TI
Client Aerdorica SpA
Construction period 2002–2004
Gross floor area 15,000 m²
The classic architectural simplicity as well as the transparency of the new service halls of Ancona Airport serve for the comfort of the user, the economic operation and representative spatial generosity. The consistent separation of departures and arrivals in one terminal hall each generates an ideal orientation for all passengers.
The terminal halls are column-free bridged by widespan steel roof trusses. Steel columns from welded box sections placed outside the halls support the trusses. Two-storeyed function boxes with a grid-like steel skeleton as load-bearing structure are located inside the terminal halls as detached structures. Three boxes are placed next to each other in a terminal hall, interlinked on their upper level with bridges.
The skin of these simple cubes consists of non-transparent glazed surfaces on the ground level respectively of transparent window bands along the office areas on the upper level. The boxes offer space for various uses such as check and control centres for customs and security authorities, airline service installations, shops, offices, staff or sanitary facilities.