Big shelter for big birds.
The A380 has become an indispensible part of today’s air transport. The aircraft’s success has also benefitted the Airbus site in Hamburg. The demand for assembly and maintenance capacity for the A380 has become so great that a second A380 flightline hangar in Hamburg was necessary.
And time was short. A particular challenge of this project was to meet the very tight deadline and cost requirements. From the first idea sketches to the complete planning of the 200 m wide and nearly 40 m high hall and its adjoining office and workshop building, a period of only 5 months was available.
The construction phase of less than 12 months was also finely calculated. This required special planning approaches. The 36 m high and 80 m long reinforced concrete separating wall was thus designed for manufacture by the slipform method of construction. The steel roof structure was designed and planned in such a way that a high degree of prefabrication was possible.
Not least thanks to this, a building phase of less than a year was achieved from the first pilings to the commissioning of the halls. And this was managed without exceeding the tight budget framework.
© mbn 1969, BIN / Architekten R.H., BIN, BIN, BIN, Architekten R.H. / BIN, BIN