Bangkok Airport

Werner Sobek planned the supporting structure and facade of the new international airport in Bangkok. This includes the lamella roof with dimensions of 561 m × 210 m, which floats on 16 supports at a height of approx. 40 m. The individual spans are 126 m for the main trusses and 81 m for the secondary trusses. Under this roof is the large, completely glazed terminal building.

Floating Lamella Roof Above Glazed Terminal Building

From the terminal, the individual piers are reached via a system of tubular “concourses”. These connecting corridors are each 42 m wide and 3,100 m long in total.

The new airport building designed by Jahn (Chicago) was realised between 2001 and 2006 and covers a total of 563,000 m² gross floor area. It is located in the east of the Thai capital and is one of the busiest airports in Asia.

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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