Feasibility study for Stuttgart Airport

Stuttgart, Germany, 2017 - 2019

Feasibility study for expanding capacity at terminal 4 Stuttgart Airport

  • Client: Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH
  • Timeframe: 2017 - 2019
  • Use: Airport, Mixed-Use, Transportation
view from the south
view from the south

Flughafen Stuttgart GmbH intends to expand its terminal infrastructure in order to meet future requirements as part of the growing volume of passengers and in this context it seeks to expand the existing Terminals 1 through 4 appropriately in line with the forecast increase in capacity.

Under contract to the airport operating company, AS+P assessed possible potential areas inside and outside the terminals: Expanding the gross surface area enables additional processes to be handled and optimization of existing plant enables an increase in capacity.

schematic outline of the ground plan
schematic outline of the ground plan

In the framework of the additional process requirements that arise when expanding capacity, AS+P formulated a spatial and functional program for the airport and in the course of structure workshops and individual interviews it organized then verified the requirements of the respective specialist departments. All the airport planners’ and airport operator’s system and process requirements were thus presented coherently in a single document for the first time. This central list of requirements also formed the basis for comprehensive system planning that included the specialist planners in the fields of structural engineering, facilities technology, fire protection, and retail.

The emphasis was on establishing whether existing requirements could in fact be met. In cooperation with the airport planners at ARC AS+P analyzed different process modules and developed flow variants that could subsequently be tested in close consultation with the airport operator to establish the advantages and disadvantages.

This exemplary master planning, backed up by a cos framework, provides long-term certainty for planning going forwards and served as an elementary basis for the planning competition then held.