Hangar 7
Hall for 3 wide-body aircraft
Düsseldorf

  • Client:
    Flughafen Düsseldorf GmbH
  • Architect: Bodo Jäger, Hamburg
  • Steel-framed construction, reinforced concrete structure, spread foundation
  • Base area:
    hangar c. 250 x 90 m,
    office/workshop c. 175 x 30 m
  • GFA: 36.000 m²
  • Time: 2008 - 2009
  • Building costs: c. 65 mill. EUR
  • Our scope:
    structural engineering

One hall for three planes.

The challenges that the air transport industry faces are constantly increasing. The ground infrastructure, too, must be able to cope with growing demands. Therefore, Flughafen Düsseldorf GmbH decided to erect the largest aircraft hangar in North Rhine-Westphalia on its Düsseldorf Airport site.

The resulting hall construction, with its three doors opening to a width of 70 metres and its more than 31-metre high free-standing truss roof spanning over 90 metres, gives the operator the possibility to service three commercial wide-body aircraft at the same time.

This creates the operating flexibility that is required to meet the dynamics of a constantly moving market with its ever-changing demands. It goes without saying that the workshop and office tract can also grow along with the needs of the operator, and can be extended by another three stories without major disruption.

The consistent application of simple construction principles and the exploitation of the positive material properties of steel and concrete made it possible to realise this project in the shortest possible time, and thus to hand over a successful “present” to AirBerlin for its 30th anniversary.