Construction of Terminal 3 at Frankfurt Airport
The new Terminal 3 terminal building is to be built in the south of Frankfurt Airport to handle passenger traffic. This includes the adjacent aprons, traffic developments, multi-storey car parks and other infrastructure measures, such as a passenger transport system. As part of an engineering consortium, Schüßler-Plan was commissioned with the structural design for the new building.
The total annual capacity of the terminal facilities at Frankfurt Airport is to be increased from approx. 56 million passengers to approx. 89 million passengers. The new passenger terminal is to handle a total of 75 aircraft positions, 50 of which will be at the building and 25 at apron positions. The design work places high priority on the economic efficiency and flexibility of the terminal project. The overall terminal construction project is designed to provide a high degree of modularity, both on the land side and the air side as well as in all functional areas. Here, the definition of an individual module is crucial in order to make problem-free adjustments at a later date, should capacity requirements change. As the basis for a growth concept, the building is divided into two construction phases. The first construction stage is designed to be self-contained and functional. The second construction stage serves as additional capacity.
The primary goals for the construction of the new terminal are:
- To increase the capacity of Frankfurt Airport by approx. 15 million passengers per year by constructing the first construction phase (CP 1).
- Full hub terminal.
- Current target area: up to 260.000 m² gross floor area (GFA).
- Growth-oriented, demand-oriented provision of handling capacity.
- Increase in handling quality by providing up to 25 additional building positions in CP 1 and improved, up-to-date operational organisation.
- Ensure the expandability of CP 1 (additional terminal areas and piers).
- Meet all requirements contained in the new EU safety regulations.
- Provide a contemporary passenger facility with low operating costs.
- Achieve the climate targets set by the client.
Envisaged functional areas in the new terminal:
- Terminal land side (4 levels / upper storeys)
- Terminal air side (4 or 5 levels / upper storeys)
- PTS station (3 levels / upper storeys)
- Piers (3 or 4 levels / upper storeys)