Zurich Airport, Switzerland

Grimshaw Architects
Date Built
Completed 2004
8058 Z├╝rich-Flughafen
The Zurich Airport project involved the refurbishment of 33,000 sq m and the addition of 37,000 sq m of new build.
- Landside -

The Landside Centre of the airport is located above the main-line train station the provides travellers with connections to Zurich's public transport systems. Grimshaws say that the design is based on, "... a layered and streamlined organisation of key service areas, it is integrated into the landside access system at the intersection of all surface routes. A priority of the design is to ease passenger movement."


- Airside -

"The Airside is the hub of the airport, connecting its two existing terminals and associated finger docks. The longitudinal structure is graceful, yet monumental in scale. An aerodynamically curved steel roof, supported by steel A-Frames, spans the 250-metre passenger hall which contains retail, dining, and lounge facilities. "