Cologne Airport – Terminal 2

Cologne-Bonn Airport was extended by a new terminal building at the end of the 1990s. The completely glazed facade of the new Terminal 2 runs around the entire building over a length of approx. 800 m; it is divided into sections with a length of approx. 40 m to 70 m and is between 10 m and 20 m high.

Glass Facades Invite You to Observe the Aircrafts

Werner Sobek planned the structural framework for facades and special structures as well as the steel structure of the car parks for this new terminal building. The project was realised between 1998 and 2000 according to the plans of the architectural office Jahn from Chicago (USA).

The special feature of the facade is that it is designed with point-fixed insulating glazing – this places extremely high demands on the supporting structure in terms of deformation behaviour.

Jahn, Chicago/USA

Planning time
1995 − 1998

Construction time
1998 − 2000

Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering of facades, special structures, and steel structures for multistorey car park (WP 1 − 6 acc. to § 64 HOAI)

65,000 m²

Flughafen Köln-Bonn GmbH/Germany

German Steel Construction Award 2002

Frank Alexander Rümmele, Alfter/Germany
HG Esch, Hennef/Germany

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