“Quality counts! We – architects and clients – should talk more about the quality of design, materials and spaces; because we stand for stability, durability and ultimately for cost effectiveness, in large and small scale, independently of situations, markets and cultures. Quality is noticeable!“
The K+P Koch+Partner practice, based in Munich and Leipzig, is one of the few planning offices that, as well as classic expertise in architecture and urban planning, also demonstrates international experience, acquired over many years, of designing airports. In this sector, complex approaches and urban planning expertise are just as in demand as custom, tailor-made solutions to highly specialised questions of detail.
To this end, an interdisciplinary team comprising architects, urban and spatial planners, civil engineers and interior architects are ready to supervise entire planning stages and project phases, as well as taking on general planning work. Furthermore, K+P’s portfolio also comprises competition management, energy consulting as well as health and safety coordination.
K+P provided the design of a satellite terminal for Munich Airport. This Satellite provides additional handling capacity of 11 million passengers per year. This expansion became necessary after Terminal 2 (T2), also designed by K+P, had reached its maximum capacity of 25 million passengers a year just a few years after opening.
The Satellite is not a new terminal building, but instead a functional and operative annexe, without a landside connection. The client and architects incorporated and updated the existing, widely appreciated design principles of Munich Airport into the design. Just as in Terminal 2, which was opened in 2003, the new satellite terminal also features generously proportioned, clearly structured spaces, along with sufficient daylight and light colours, which ensure good orientation and high-quality interior atmosphere. The Satellite’s structural concept takes into account possible future spatial and functional expansions that are foreseeable even today.
If required, the Satellite could be expanded in an eastward direction in a second construction phase. The satellite terminal is connected to Terminal 2 by a driverless underground passenger transport system (PTS). Passengers’ journey time is around a minute. The tunnel system and stations for this connection were already constructed in shell form when T2 was constructed. The energy optimised new building was created during normal airport operation, and is the first building of its type in Germany.
CLIENT: Flughafen München GmbH + Deutsche Lufthansa AG, represented by the Terminal 2 Gesellschaft mbH & Co oHG, Business agent: Flughafen München Baugesellschaft mbH (FMBau)
LOCATION, COUNTRY: Vorfeld Ost, 85356 Flughafen-München, Germany
PLANNING STAGE: 2008–2015
GFA: 125,800 m2 (GFA new building), 241,200 m2 (GFA total: existing, conversion and new building)
BUILDING COSTS: Cost groups 2–7: approx. € 650 m
LPH: (service phases according to German
HOAI system): 2–7: Architects and general planners: K+P Architekten und Stadtplaner GmbH, LPH 8 as planning consortium, construction management for Satellite K+P/H+P: K+P Architekten und Stadtplaner GmbH/H+P Höhler+