Airport Skylink, Vienna

Open for new horizons: Europe's gateway to the East

The sickle-shaped "Skylink" terminal forms the centrepiece of Vienna's new airport. The elongated, curved buildings represent the clear interface between existing complexes, the airport city and the piers. "Skylink" takes on the ordering function of a major structure giving clear orientation for passengers and creating an airport hub at the same time.  The passenger flows are clearly organised. This is down to the architectural structure through its systematic layout, distinctive spaces and helpful views. Transparent, translucent and illuminating: such is the impression given by this airy structure, which for all its permanence, also reveals its attractive, ever changing character.

Year 2005
Contact person Christoph Arpagaus
Client Flughafen Wien AG
Architects /general planners ARGE Itten+Brechbühl AG; Baumschlager-Eberle GmbH
Competition 1st prize 1999-2000
Start of construction 2005
Start-up of operations 2012
Floor space 1500 m2
Construction volume 9700 m3
Check-in counters 22
Photos Roman Boensch, Wien

Airport Film by Roman Bönsch