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Dock B

Umbrella project Dock B

The Dock B alteration scheme is a key part of the „Zürich 2010“ umbrella project, which aims to reinforce Zurich Airport's credentials as a quality airport following implementation of the Schengen Agreement.

Dock B
Dock B

Dock B at Zurich Airport has been used as a finger-type dock since 2011, following its comprehensive refurbishment. The revamped dock, serving up to nine aircraft stands, allows flexible handling of Schengen and non-Schengen flights. The observation deck was reopened, following an upgrade, and visitors are provided with a range of services, including bus tours of the airport.

Prominent architectural features include the glass facade, light wells, roof construction and observation walkways. The crisp architecture of Dock B is a further incarnation of the „Swissness“ celebrated by Zurich Airport. Through its clarity, transparency and spacious feel, Dock B emulates the formal language of the surrounding buildings and blends seamlessly into the airport ensemble. Particularly important is the response to the Airside Center, whose materiality is also mirrored inside the building. Dock B excels through its sustainable construction and offers high amenity for passengers.

Impressions of the construction (German)
Cubic content (SIA 416): Approx. 158,000 m³ (building insurance data)
Altered area: Approx. 33,000 m² (GFA)
Investment volume: Approx. CHF 165 million
Aircraft stands: 6 wide body, 9 narrow body
Gates: 18 gates / 8 non-Schengen bus gates
Airbridges: 14
Start on site: 2009
Operational start: 01/12/2011
Length: Approx. 240 m
Width: Approx. 45 m
Height: Approx. 25 m
Design & build contr.: HRS Real Estate AG, Zürich
Design team: Burckhardt & Partner AG, Zürich
Dr. Lüchinger & Meyer Bauingenieure AG, Zürich
Hefti. Hess. Martignoni. Aarau AG, Aarau
Polke, Ziege, von Moos AG, Zürich