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.
1995 − 2001
2001 − 2006
Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering (WP 1 − 8 acc. to § 64 HOAI)
Facade engineering (WP 1 − 8 acc. to § 64 HOAI)
New Bangkok International Airport Co. Ltd./Thailand
Rainer Viertlböck, Gauting/Germany