New Terminal A from 2023

Old Sep 20, 17, 2:18 am
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New Terminal A from 2023

I know it was mentioned some time back, and that johanrebel explained why they had never used "A" before due to the potential for misunderstandings amongst the various languages. Looked for that thread but couldn't find it. But given that the design is now published, maybe a new thread is appropriate anyway.

Originally Posted by dezeen.com
Dutch studio KAAN Architecten has been selected to design a new terminal for Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, beating competitors including MVRDV, SOM, OMA and UNStudio.

KAAN Architecten's winning 100,500-square-metre Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Terminal will cater to 14 million passengers a year, alongside the 50 million already served in the existing airport.

It will be built on the Jan Dellaertplein airport forecourt to the south of the Benthem Crouwel-designed Schiphol Plaza, which hosts shops and food kiosks, and is the main point of entry for passengers arriving from the Schiphol train station and the A4 highway.
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Schiphol has chosen the design of KAAN Architecten in collaboration with ABT, Estudio Lamela and Ineco

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has chosen the design of KAAN Architecten for their new terminal. The new terminal will open in 2023 and will allow 14 million more passengers to travel through Schiphol annually. The new terminal is an expansion of Schiphol's existing terminal, making it possible to retain the one terminal concept. The consortium's innovative thinker is Arnout Meijer Studio from The Netherlands.




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Old Sep 20, 17, 2:55 am
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Originally Posted by irishguy28 View Post
the potential for misunderstandings amongst the various languages.

beating competitors including . . . OMA
No wonder!

If the Office for Metropolitan Architecture wants to go by its acronym in Holland, it should perhaps restrict itself to nursing home tenders.

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Old Sep 20, 17, 6:47 pm
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Could they have designed a less inspired, boring box of a building? Airports are a grand showcase of architectural splendor, and this is what Schiphol does. Amazing. What a terrible design.
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Old Sep 21, 17, 4:09 am
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The architect has used 'Terminal A' in his design, but Schiphol has stated during the presentation that the actual name of the terminal will be different. So it will not be called 'Terminal A' in the end ^
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Old Sep 21, 17, 6:12 am
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The architect has used 'Terminal A' in his design, but Schiphol has stated during the presentation that the actual name of the terminal will be different. So it will not be called 'Terminal A' in the end ^
Schiphol's terminals are numbered, whereas the concourses/piers are designated by letters. Until Terminal 1A came along, that is.

I guess the easiest thing would be to stick with 1A. They could also call it 1, and renumber the others. They've done that in the past with the concourses.

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Old Sep 21, 17, 6:43 am
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Could they have designed a less inspired, boring box of a building? Airports are a grand showcase of architectural splendor, and this is what Schiphol does. Amazing. What a terrible design.
Nope, it's a tasteful understated design reflective of a country comfortable with itself. Leave the gaudy, showy airport designs for insecure status-seeking developing countries.
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I agree. And I quite like the clean, bright, airy and spacious feel of the spaces as depicted in the drawings.
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Originally Posted by ajeleonard View Post
Nope, it's a tasteful understated design reflective of a country comfortable with itself. Leave the gaudy, showy airport designs for insecure status-seeking developing countries.
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Originally Posted by ajeleonard View Post
Nope, it's a tasteful understated design reflective of a country comfortable with itself. Leave the gaudy, showy airport designs for insecure status-seeking developing countries.
Indeed. ^^
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Originally Posted by ajeleonard View Post
Nope, it's a tasteful understated design reflective of a country comfortable with itself. Leave the gaudy, showy airport designs for insecure status-seeking developing countries.
Good architecture doesn't have to be 'gaudy' or 'showy', but look at the general art of well-designed airports: they're not boxes. Why aren't they boxes? Because it leads humans in the appropriate way and makes us comfortable with space.

In this day and age it's sad to see such an uninspired design take shape where there could be something special. No need to project such a notion that a country that has a well designed airport isn't comfortable with itself; the best train stations in the Netherlands are architecturally exquisite, whether it is the new or the old ones. Why make the airport a box?
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I guess AMS was jealous of CDG's 2G terminal.
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No need for fancy design as long as it efficient and comfortable for people working there and passengers of course.
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Old Sep 22, 17, 6:46 am
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When it comes to esthetics, Schiphol is way beyond redemption anyway.

Regardless of what the new terminal will end up looking like (I never quite trust artists' impressions), it will remain a hodgepodge of styles, in parts simply utilitarian and downright ugly, e.g. the hallways linking the B and G councourses to the terminals.

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Originally Posted by johan rebel View Post
When it comes to esthetics, Schiphol is way beyond redemption anyway.

Regardless of what the new terminal will end up looking like (I never quite trust artists' impressions), it will remain a hodgepodge of styles, in parts simply utilitarian and downright ugly, e.g. the hallways linking the B and G councourses to the terminals.

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Agreed. These renderings are extremely polished and optimistic. In real life, it'll be cheap paneling materials in a rectangular shoebox. Great.
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As this will signify the end of the 'one-roof' concept, I'm not hugely in favour of this.

Edit: seems that is not right, just not very clear from the images. Also I could swear there was a plan to open a new, non-connected, terminal on another side of the runways.

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