Renderings of the new pier that will open at Schiphol next year have been released by Royal Schiphol Group (RSG).
The new structure covers more than 592,000sq ft (55,000m2), the equivalent of 11 football pitches, and is twice the size of the existing Pier B. It will feature comfortable lounge chairs for relaxation and high-top tables for working, as well as food, beverage and retail outlets. The open layout will enable passengers to see when the boarding process starts, even if they are not waiting at the gate. Trees, flowers and plants will be very prevalent, but RSG has also carefully considered ways of reusing energy and using reusable or sustainable materials in its design – the ceiling will be made of reusable plastic, marble rubblework tiles and 54,000sq ft (5,000m2) of solar panels. In the toilets, the flushes will use rainwater and much of the floor covering will be made from bamboo.
Construction of the pier will start shortly, and work should be completed by the end of 2019. It will add eight gates to the airport’s portfolio, and will be followed by a new terminal that is due to open in 2023. Together they will raise the airport’s capacity by 14m ppa.
Photos: Renderings of the new pier at Schiphol have been released. (Royal Schiphol Group)