New Infrastructure for departing passengers
Switzerland's accession to the Schengen Area at the end of March 2009 and associated Schengen/non-Schengen zoning requirements within the airport necessitated the provision of additional gates. The Bus Gate South facility, which opened in late October 2008, now offers ten additional gates for passenger handling.
The two-storey Bus Gate South building is reached via a walkway from Terminal 2. The upper level houses the passenger security check points and plantrooms. The necessary passenger handling facilities together with amenities such as a restaurant, tax and duty-free shops and the smoking lounge are located on the ground floor. In terms of materiality, the building design features plain, high-quality industrial materials.
The Bus Gate’s architecture is notable for its translucent glass facades (Profilit channel glass and clear glass), structural steelwork, aluminium cladding, dark granite floor tiles and metal-grate ceiling.
|Cubic content (SIA):||23,300 m3|
|New-build area:||3,400 m2|
|Investment volume:||CHF 16 million (excl. commercial facilities)|
|Start on site:||18 February 2008|
|Operational start:||24 October 2008|
|Level 0:||Gross floor area 30.78 m x 80.68 m|
Clear height 4.73 m
Waiting area 1000 m2, 800 passengers, 360 seats
5 double gate counters with preboarding zone
Tax-free shop, restaurant, bar and smoking lounge
|Level 1:||Gross floor area 48.74 m x 20.80 m|
Clear height 2.93 m
Waiting area for 300 passengers
5 security check points
|Special features:||SBB and baggage tunnel below building|
|Design&build contr.:||HRS Hauser Rutishauser Suter AG, Zürich|
|Design team:||di iorio & boermann architekten eth sia, Zürich|
Ribi + Blum AG, Romanshorn
Gianotti AG, Winterthur
Herzog Kull Group Zürich AG, Schlieren