Munich, DE

Munich Airport

New Non-Schengen Pier T1E
Level & Functional Concept
Client Munich Airport GmbH
Year 2016—2018
Contract 1st price international design competition
Role Airport consultant to design consortium / Subcontractor
Partner SSF Ingenieure AG / Schüßler‐Plan Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH / sop architekten GmbH / JSK Architekci Sp. z.o.o
Category Terminalplanning / Masterplanning / Flow & Process Analytics

Project Description

Munich’s Terminal 1 is one of the oldest buildings at the 1992 inaugurated airport. The new Non-Schengen Pier (T1E) adds 6 new widebody aircraft positions to the Terminal in order to meet the growing demand and to improve service quality for MUC's Non-Lufthansa / STAR-Alliance clients.

The linear and modular concept of the existing T1 does not meet today’s capacity and processing quality requirements for the traffic at T1 anymore. In addition, the decentral passenger flows and processes in T1 are suboptimal with regard to operations, commerce and cost. So, the challenge of T1E project comprised not only of generating extra capacity to the dated T1 building, but at the same time to entirely transform the existing concept into a modern centralized terminal concept with a single coherent Non-Schengen zone, a centralized security and border control, an efficient transfer process and state-of-the-art commercial spaces.  

planeground developed the functional areas, flows, processes and level concept of the new Pier. The building footprint was optimized in such a way, that one more aircraft stand could be retained on the apron. A key challenge was to design T1E as a first step of an overall future — but yet undefined and thus to be anticipated — T1 redevelopment.

Services provided

Planeground served as strategic advisor not only to the consortium but also the client within planning phase 1 & 2. The main services provided were:

  • Functional Planning / Conceptual design for new Terminal
  • Flow and processor capacity analysis
  • Validation of qualitative and quantitative design requirements
  • Airside interface design coordination
  • Terminal development strategy planning and consulting 

The clarity and integrity of the concept is striking

Kathrin Hennig, Project Director Munich Airport