The Vision
At the Heart of Terminal 3

From Check-In to Shopping and Dining

The heart of Terminal 3 beats where passengers start their trips and are welcomed back by their loved ones: in the main building. It has three zones:

  1. A combined departure and arrival hall
  2. A security check area
  3. The marketplace
The distinctive pillars of the drive-up table are already clearly visible. Use the slider to look into the future and compare the construction site with the completed main terminal building.

A Crook in the Look

Boasting an impressive clear height of 18 meters – a Boeing 747-800 could almost squeeze inside – the check-in hall is an open, light-flooded space with an unusual architectural feature: its glazed front bulges slightly outward instead of running vertically from top to bottom. Even more intriguingly, this isn’t just a design element: the bulge actually serves a purpose (see graphic).

Drops on the Ceiling

From the check-in hall, after clearing the security checkpoint travelers enter a futuristic marketplace with a wide range of invitingly arranged boutiques and restaurants. Here they also encounter yet another special eyecatcher: an undulating, reflective steel ceiling with shapes reminiscent of gigantic drops.

It focuses the incoming daylight in some areas more than in others, evoking a unique shifting ambiance and making this part of the terminal even more enjoyable to spend time in.