Dortmund Airport

Werner Sobek was responsible for the structural engineering of the new airport in Dortmund-Wickede according to plans by the architectural firm LTK.

The terminal building is around 430 m long and 22 m high. It offers passengers and visitors spacious, light-flooded lounge areas on several levels. Through the use of large glass surfaces, the events on the airfield can already be experienced in the check-in area and thus convey the anticipation of the “flying” experience.

Wing-Shaped Roof Structure

The height of the airport building had to be minimised due to the building site and the given freedom from obstacles. This was achieved by a roof structure consisting of a filigree steel and glass construction whose shape is reminiscent of an aircraft wing.

LTK, Dortmund/Germany

Planning time
1996 − 1997

Construction time
1997 − 2000

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

18,000 m²

Flughafen Dortmund GmbH/Germany

Laubner Luftbild, Germany
Nicolas Janberg, Ratingen/Germany

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