Royal Schiphol Group’s decision to pick Aecom’s team for the project was based on its architectural outlook, suggested approach and related price. The team also includes Cepezed, Imd , dGmR and Copijn.
The design is due for delivery by late 2017 and the new pier is expected to be operational in late 2019. It will give Schiphol eight new gates; there will be five for narrow-body aircraft on the north side, while the south side will have three gates for wide-body aircraft, which can also be used to connect six narrow-body aircrafts. In a later stage two additional wide-body gates will be created on the south side of the new pier.
Birgit Otto, COO of Royal Schiphol Group, said: “We are extremely pleased that an international team of this calibre will be designing the pier. The AECOM Team has a clear vision of the contribution it can make to achieving the aims of Schiphol. The team has also managed to demonstrate that rapid construction does not necessarily have to be at odds with the sustainability objectives of Schiphol and an attractive passenger experience. Together we will be preparing Schiphol for the future with greater comfort for passengers and more facilities for airlines.”