German Design Award Special 2019
German Design Award Special 2019

Building the Future

People Mover System From Terminal to Terminal

Machines and construction workers are busily digging and building in the south of Frankfurt Airport to create the new terminal, which is scheduled to be completed in 2023. But how will passengers get from there to Terminals 1 and 2 and back? After all, two runways separate it from the rest of the airport. Wolfgang Holzhausen and other planners have been racking their brains for years to solve this puzzle.

Many Construction Sites

Wolfgang Holzhausen explains in the video where the new passenger transport system is being built.

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Road ConnectionsHow to Reach the New Terminal by Car, Taxi or Bus

Frankfurt Airport is the Rhine-Main Region’s gateway to the world: air travelers depart from here to nearly 300 destinations worldwide. Of course, an enjoyable departure includes not only a quick and easy check-in process, a pleasant ambiance and helpful employees, but also relaxed transportation to the airport.

Building Bridges

In the video, Christopher Diefenhardt (Max Bögl Group) tells it all about the new right-of-way-table!

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Pier GTaking the Second Step Before the First

You can’t take the second step before the first―or can you? The answer is: yes! At Frankfurt Airport, at least. Namely by advancing the construction of Pier G before the main building of Terminal 3 has been completed.

Update from the Construction Site

Project Manager Frank Schütz gives an insight into the next steps on the construction site of Pier G.

 

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Piers H and JMany Parts Combine to Form a Whole

In a city like Frankfurt, it isn’t always easy to find a parking space―especially when you have a wingspan of 80 meters and a length of 73 meters like the A380 wide-body airliner. Piers H and J of Terminal 3 in the south of Frankfurt Airport will therefore boast a total of 24 new adjacent docking positions, four of them able to accommodate extra-large aircraft. Passengers will also enjoy maximum comfort and convenience in the new piers with total floor space of around 103,000 square meters.

All Under Control

Timo Ziegler, Construction Manager at Anton Schick GmbH & Co.KG, offers some insights into the construction of the Piers H and J as well as the apron control tower.

 

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Main BuildingAt the Heart of Terminal 3

The main building is the heart and core of Terminal 3. Here passengers will begin their journeys and be welcomed back by loved ones when returning. Travelers and visitors will arrive on the platform in front by car, bus, or the airport’s new people mover system, then enter the departure hall where passengers can check in and drop off their luggage.

The Challenges of Building High

Project Manager Helmut Reh from dechant GmbH talks about the upcoming tasks for his company in the shell construction of the terminal main building.

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People Mover System From Terminal to Terminal

Machines and construction workers are busily digging and building in the south of Frankfurt Airport to create the new terminal, which is scheduled to be completed in 2023. But how will passengers get from there to Terminals 1 and 2 and back? After all, two runways separate it from the rest of the airport. Wolfgang Holzhausen and other planners have been racking their brains for years to solve this puzzle.

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Road ConnectionsHow to Reach the New Terminal by Car, Taxi or Bus

Frankfurt Airport is the Rhine-Main Region’s gateway to the world: air travelers depart from here to nearly 300 destinations worldwide. Of course, an enjoyable departure includes not only a quick and easy check-in process, a pleasant ambiance and helpful employees, but also relaxed transportation to the airport.

More

Pier GTaking the Second Step Before the First

You can’t take the second step before the first―or can you? The answer is: yes! At Frankfurt Airport, at least. Namely by advancing the construction of Pier G before the main building of Terminal 3 has been completed.

More

Piers H and JMany Parts Combine to Form a Whole

In a city like Frankfurt, it isn’t always easy to find a parking space―especially when you have a wingspan of 80 meters and a length of 73 meters like the A380 wide-body airliner. Piers H and J of Terminal 3 in the south of Frankfurt Airport will therefore boast a total of 24 new adjacent docking positions, four of them able to accommodate extra-large aircraft. Passengers will also enjoy maximum comfort and convenience in the new piers with total floor space of around 103,000 square meters.

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Main BuildingAt the Heart of Terminal 3

The main building is the heart and core of Terminal 3. Here passengers will begin their journeys and be welcomed back by loved ones when returning. Travelers and visitors will arrive on the platform in front by car, bus, or the airport’s new people mover system, then enter the departure hall where passengers can check in and drop off their luggage.

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A Glimpse Into the Future

The new Terminal 3 in the south of Frankfurt Airport is one of the largest infrastructure projects in Europe. After its completion, 19 million passengers will arrive and depart from three piers, stroll through the marketplace or relax in the lounges.

Take a three-dimensional look into the future now and experience all facets of Terminal 3!

What happened so far

The most important milestones in our interactive timeline

A lively Past
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8th July 1936
Dialog on the Expansion
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October 1997 - June 2000
Architectural and Implementation Competition
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2001 - 2005
Economics Minister Alois Rhiel approves the Zoning Plan.
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18th December 2007
The City of Frankfurt gives Fraport Permission to build Terminal 3.
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2014
The Construction of Terminal 3 kicks off with a Groundbreaking Ceremony.
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October 2015
In the first Phase of the Construction Project, an Area of 65,900 Square Meters is excavated.
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November 2015 - May 2016
Road Construction begins.
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June 2016
After completing the dry Excavation Work, the special Below-Ground Engineering Phase begins.
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Summer 2017
The new Sky Line train
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March 2018
Fraport receives the Building Permit for Pier G.
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August 2018
The Shell Construction of Piers H and J begins.
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January 2019
The Cornerstone of the Main Terminal Building is about to be laid.
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April 2019
Construction of the drive-by table begins.
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May 2019
The new Sky Line train will be built without interrupting Operations at the Airport.
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July 2019
The final Steps of the Foundation Work are under Way.
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End of 2019
Work starts on the new workshop building.
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March 2020
Construction of the Parking Facility already begun.
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April 2020
Work also progressing on the Interior of Pier G
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June 2020
Main Terminal Building taking Shape
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4th Quarter 2020