Terminal 1A Airport, Vienna

An extraordinary apparition

Terminal 1A, a temporary structure, stands opposite the existing terminals on a parking deck: a minimalistic, large, light construction. It radiates representative quality through the materials used and the details incorporated. At night, a kind of shadow play unfolds on the façade as with a large lantern.

The structure of the façade commands attention. A geometrically clear fold has the effect of creating optically dynamic changes in perspective. Surfaces appear larger - and seem to invite the visitor with a welcoming gesture to enter through the double door.

Passengers are met by a peaceful environment in the main hall, and the tasteful furnishings never give them the impression of being channelled through a cheap, temporary construction.

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

Airport Film by Roman Bönsch