VVIP Terminal at Schiphol Airport Amsterdam

VVIP Terminal at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam Building, Architect, Dutch Project Design

VVIP Terminal at Schiphol Airport Amsterdam

Dutch Very, Very Important People Building Development – design by VMX Architects, Netherlands

31 Oct 2019

General Aviation (GA) Terminal

Design: VMX Architects

Location: Schiphol, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

VVIP Terminal Schiphol Airport Amsterdam

Schiphol’s General Aviation (GA) Terminal is where the private and business flights of Heads of States, members of the Royal Family, CEO’s, pop stars and top football players are handled. As a reaction to the inconvenience of flying today with low-cost airways and long queues, VMX found it’s inspiration in the terminals from the era in which aviation was seen as a pleasure and had a luxurious appeal.

VVIP Terminal Schiphol Airport Amsterdam

When flying on a private plane it should be possible to reach the plane as efficiently as possible, without long queues and excessive security control. VMX has tried to optimise this luxury by allowing the car to enter the middle of the building at the drop-off, with the shortest distance possible to the waiting plane under a large canopy, sheltering the passenger from rain, wind or the paparazzi.

VVIP Terminal Schiphol Airport Amsterdam

VVIP Terminal Schiphol Airport Amsterdam

As part of the business case, 4.000 sqm of office space was necessary and was created on the first floor of the terminal. The form of the building and the detailing of the enormous canopy protect the passengers not only from the climate but also from the possible indiscretions of office workers.

VVIP Terminal Schiphol Airport Amsterdam

VVIP Terminal Schiphol Airport Amsterdam

The sloping facades, windows and canopy allow light to come into the offices and direct the view upwards towards the sky, instead of downwards to the arriving passengers.

VVIP Terminal Schiphol Airport Amsterdam VVIP Terminal Schiphol Airport Amsterdam

Contrary to the Calvinistic approach in the Netherlands and to the rationalisation of global air travel the building has with it’s silver sequined polyester skin and pink glass deliberately a luxurious feel.

VVIP Terminal Schiphol Airport Amsterdam

VVIP Terminal Schiphol Airport Amsterdam

VVIP Terminal, Schiphol Airport Amsterdam – Building Information

Architects (including interior): VMX Architects
Project name: General Aviation Terminal Schiphol
Project address: Thermiekstraat 12, Schiphol Oost
Architect: Don Murphy
Projectmanager: Leon Teunissen
Contributor: Hugo Kok
Year Design: 2007-2009
Year Execution – Completion: 2010-2011
Client, city: Schiphol Real Estate, Amsterdam
Contractor, city: Friso Bouwgroep, Almere
Structural Engineer, city: Van Rossum Raadgevende Ingenieurs, Amsterdam
Mechanical, fysical engineering, city: Nelissen Ingenieursburo, Eindhoven
Gross floor area: 6.000 m2 (terminal, parking and offices)
Parking places: 42
Materials: Steel structure, concrete floors Polyester (main building) and metal (canopy) façade cladding. Aluminum window frames

VVIP Terminal Schiphol Airport Amsterdam

Photography: Jeroen Musch

VVIP Terminal at Schiphol Airport Amsterdam images / information received 311019 from v2com newswire

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