Security check building, airport Zurich

Simplified processes - enhanced comfort for passengers

There have been no systematic passport checks in Switzerland since March 29, 2009 due to the Schengen Agreement. Zurich Airport has adapted to the new situation by building its new, central security control building (SKG).

This lynchpin building on four floors offers an efficient control system with 26 lines between check-in and the Airside Center. Lengthy delays and long distances are avoided.  The SKG handles up to 27,000 passengers every day on average. The two overflow floors allow capacity to be quickly increased during peak periods.

The building was constructed in three stages while in full operation, and now talks the language of Swissness with its functionality, clarity and transparency.

Year 2011
Contact person Alexandro Bühl
Client Flughafen Zürich AG
Architect/General planner Itten+Brechbühl AG
Planning 2008–2009
Start of construction 2008
Start of operation 2011
Floor area 11 000 m2
Construction volume 56 000 m3
Photos Ralph Bensberg, Zurich