Bangkok Airport

The thin roof of the New Bangkok International Airport seems to float in the air at a height of 40 metres, a length of 561 m and a width of 210 m and is supported by only 16 columns. This results in spans of 81 m for the longitudinal subsidiary beams and 126 m for the principal beams, the length of the cantilevers being 42 m. the roof skin consists of louvres offering protection against sun and rain; these have a span of 9 metres and are designed like aircraft wings. Below the roof is the completely glazed terminal building. From this building the gates are reached via concourses consisting of a system of flattened tubes which are 42 m wide and have a total length of 3,100 m.

Jahn, Chicago/USA

Planning time
1995 − 2001

Construction time
2001 − 2006

Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering (WP 1 − 8 acc. to § 64 HOAI)
Facade engineering (WP 1 − 8 acc. to § 64 HOAI)

563,000 m²

New Bangkok International Airport Co. Ltd./Thailand

Rainer Viertlböck, Gauting/Germany

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