Airport World - Staff Reporter

Zurich Airport has selected the design proposals of HOK, in collaboration with BIG and several other firms, for its planned new Dock A and adjacent buildings.

Selected from 10 global competition entries, the winning proposal for the largest dock of Zurich Airport is comprised predominantly of solid regional wood.

It is hoped that the new Dock A and adjacent buildings designed by BIG, HOK, 10:8 architects, engineer Buro Happold, timber experts Pirmin Jung and aviation consultant NACO, will help strengthen the airport’s continued status as the gateway of Switzerland.

Following the airport’s previous additions of Dock E, the Airside Center, and The Circle, an international two- stage design competition was kicked off in 2020 to replace the ageing Dock A and included proposals from Foster + Partners, Grimshaw Architects, and SOM.

Expected to open in 10 years, the new Dock A, which includes Schengen and Non-Schengen gates, airside retail, lounges, offices, the new air traffic control tower, and an extension of the immigration hall – will be the next milestone in the airport’s expansion.

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