New Passenger Terminal - Airport

Luxembourg / Luxembourg / 2008

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Clarity and View

The clear separation of the functions and the graduation of the various levels allow for easy orientation. But it is also the structural formation of the large, generously projecting roof which contributes to the clarity of the building. The entire building technology such as heating and ventilating systems, lighting and water pipes, disappear within its hollow body. The bearing structure which has been reduced to a minimum disappears into the background – nothing disturbs the view of the user. All of the rooms are clearly perceivable and overwhelming perspectives of the countryside and the airfield are available to the visitors.

Integrated sun protection

The square roof with side lengths of 100 meters each slopes slightly towards the south to the airfield. A large projection protects against direct sun light. Functional glass takes over the sun protection on the west façade. Highly reflective aluminum profiles in the cavities of the glazing from OKALUX control the incident solar radiation. They considerably reduce heat input while at the same time allowing for a clear view.
Systematically arranged light domes on the roof supply the building with daylight. Insulating glass from OKALUX with a translucent capillary interlayer diffuse the light evenly and glare-free to the hall below.
Both functional glass types reduce the requirements of artificial light as well as the heat input which results in a lower cooling load. They help to optimize the energy balance of the airport terminal.
OKALUX insulating glazing not only helps save energy, it also lends aesthetic and effective support to the conceptual design’s idea of simplicity, clarity, and transparency.
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    Clarity and View The clear separation of the functions and the graduation of the various levels allow for easy orientation. But it is also the structural formation of the large, generously projecting roof which contributes to the clarity of the building. The entire building technology such as heating and ventilating systems, lighting and water pipes, disappear within its hollow body. The bearing structure which has been reduced to a minimum disappears into the background – nothing disturbs...

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    • Year 2008
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Airports
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