Pier G was already clearly taking shape in 2020. Use the slider to peek into the future and compare the construction site with the finished pier!
The floors are being made by applying 160,000 cubic meters of sand, cement, and binder. Fittingly for the modern design of the overall pier, they feature two different shades of gray. Besides harmonizing excellently with the overall structure, these two colors also serve an important practical purpose: namely, to enable passengers to directly and intuitively find their way to their gates. The path they use to walk down the middle of the pier is light-gray, while the gate areas feature a darker anthracite. By the way: the concrete walls will be left bare to harmonize with the modern, functional style of the overall pier.
The pier is state-of-the-art from top to bottom. Its advanced systems enable efficient processes and a pleasant experience for travelers. Perched on the building’s roof are seven installations with a total footprint of 4,762 square meters distributed over its entire length. They are mainly responsible for ventilation, but also include air conditioning. Vertical shafts reach down into the pier to modules that supply electric power to the surrounding areas while ensuring a comfortable temperature and fresh air. Electricians are doing the lion’s share of the work, installing power distributors, safety systems, and measurement and control technology.
Construction is visibly advancing in all parts of the pier; currently the baggage conveyor system is taking shape in its base. The first parts of the iron tracks were installed in early 2021. With a total length of 1,244 meters, they wend their way through the building. Later the system will carry tens of thousands of suitcases a day to and from aircraft. Once the iron substructure is in place, the technicians go to work to install the conveyor belts and required connections. Then individual sections are tested. In early 2022 things will really start getting exciting: that’s when the overall system will be put through its paces with more than 3,000 baggage items at the same time.