Of Pipes and Conduits
At the Heart of Terminal 3

Where hot and cold are generated

It takes more than an attractive design to make people feel well inside the new terminal. The buildings also need a pleasant indoor temperature. This is accomplished with central heating and cooling plants in the cellar of the main terminal building (where all of the technical building systems are accommodated). The underfloor heating system of Pier H, as well as other parts of the new terminal, are also supplied with heat from here.

Comfort and Convenience from Top to Bottom

One trade is responsible for installing the elevators and escalators. Spanning seven levels, the main terminal building is quite tall. To ensure accessibility, it boasts an impressive total of 99 elevators and 89 escalators. Innovative control technology makes sure that no one has to wait very long. Overall, Terminal 3’s design is quite impressive, featuring efficient paths designed to minimize the need for travelers to change levels.

Feel-Good Temperatures, Efficiently Achieved

One special technical challenge that must be mastered is efficiently utilizing available heat. People and electrical systems radiate a lot of it, so even on cold days there isn’t much need for heating. During the summer, special air conditioning systems keep terminal visitors comfortably cool. After all of the installation work has been completed, everything is very carefully checked. Step by step, the highly complex, integrated heart of Terminal 3 is prepared to start beating.