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.
1996 − 1997
1997 − 2000
Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering (WP 1 − 8 acc. to § 64 HOAI)
Flughafen Dortmund GmbH/Germany
Laubner Luftbild, Germany
Nicolas Janberg, Ratingen/Germany