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The aile_EST (East wing) project represents an important improvement for Genève Aéroport in terms of flexibility of its operation and passenger comfort.

The project reflects the increase of its commercial activity with regard to medium-haul and long-haul flights. The aile_EST will allow Genève Aéroport to strengthen its position in the Central Europe region as well as acting as a gateway to the city of Geneva. It will provide a world-class infrastructure project. Six out of seven of the gates will be contact-stands designed to accommodate code C/D/E and F aircrafts. Four of the contact-stands will be “MARS” stands designed to serve two aircraft at once.

Importantly, the pier will replace the existing temporary building which mainly processes the Non-Schengen long-haul flights as well as the temporary “Finger” pier. The aile_EST consists of a "Processor" with passport control booths for immigration and emigration and Non-Schengen departure and arrival gates with the capacity to accommodate airline lounges at mezzanine level.

The project is based on a collaborative approach with consultants forming the RBI-T consortium being based in four countries. It is designed to meet the objective of delivering an energy positive building with regard to energy consumption. In order to reach this objective, the building will rely on a holistic sustainable strategy consisting of the following elements: 110 geothermal piles for heating and cooling, glazed facades guaranteeing a low dependency on artificial lighting, a high-performance solar protection strategy for the glazed facades, approximately 4 000 m² of photovoltaic panels on the roof, LED lighting strategy with responsive control systems and low water consumption using methods such as rainwater harvesting.

The aile_EST (East wing) project represents an important improvement for Genève Aéroport in terms of flexibility of its operation and passenger comfort.

The project reflects the increase of its commercial activity with regard to medium-haul and long-haul flights. The aile_EST will allow Genève Aéroport to strengthen its position in the Central Europe region as well as acting as a gateway to the city of Geneva. It will provide a world-class infrastructure project. Six out of seven of the gates will be contact-stands designed to accommodate code C/D/E and F aircrafts. Four of the contact-stands will be “MARS” stands designed to serve two aircraft at once.

Importantly, the pier will replace the existing temporary building which mainly processes the Non-Schengen long-haul flights as well as the temporary “Finger” pier. The aile_EST consists of a "Processor" with passport control booths for immigration and emigration and Non-Schengen departure and arrival gates with the capacity to accommodate airline lounges at mezzanine level.

The project is based on a collaborative approach with consultants forming the RBI-T consortium being based in four countries. It is designed to meet the objective of delivering an energy positive building with regard to energy consumption. In order to reach this objective, the building will rely on a holistic sustainable strategy consisting of the following elements: 110 geothermal piles for heating and cooling, glazed facades guaranteeing a low dependency on artificial lighting, a high-performance solar protection strategy for the glazed facades, approximately 4 000 m² of photovoltaic panels on the roof, LED lighting strategy with responsive control systems and low water consumption using methods such as rainwater harvesting.

The aile_EST (East wing) project represents an important improvement for Genève Aéroport in terms of flexibility of its operation and passenger comfort.

The project reflects the increase of its commercial activity with regard to medium-haul and long-haul flights. The aile_EST will allow Genève Aéroport to strengthen its position in the Central Europe region as well as acting as a gateway to the city of Geneva. It will provide a world-class infrastructure project. Six out of seven of the gates will be contact-stands designed to accommodate code C/D/E and F aircrafts. Four of the contact-stands will be “MARS” stands designed to serve two aircraft at once.

Importantly, the pier will replace the existing temporary building which mainly processes the Non-Schengen long-haul flights as well as the temporary “Finger” pier. The aile_EST consists of a "Processor" with passport control booths for immigration and emigration and Non-Schengen departure and arrival gates with the capacity to accommodate airline lounges at mezzanine level.

The project is based on a collaborative approach with consultants forming the RBI-T consortium being based in four countries. It is designed to meet the objective of delivering an energy positive building with regard to energy consumption. In order to reach this objective, the building will rely on a holistic sustainable strategy consisting of the following elements: 110 geothermal piles for heating and cooling, glazed facades guaranteeing a low dependency on artificial lighting, a high-performance solar protection strategy for the glazed facades, approximately 4 000 m² of photovoltaic panels on the roof, LED lighting strategy with responsive control systems and low water consumption using methods such as rainwater harvesting.

The aile_EST (East wing) project represents an important improvement for Genève Aéroport in terms of flexibility of its operation and passenger comfort.

The project reflects the increase of its commercial activity with regard to medium-haul and long-haul flights. The aile_EST will allow Genève Aéroport to strengthen its position in the Central Europe region as well as acting as a gateway to the city of Geneva. It will provide a world-class infrastructure project. Six out of seven of the gates will be contact-stands designed to accommodate code C/D/E and F aircrafts. Four of the contact-stands will be “MARS” stands designed to serve two aircraft at once.

Importantly, the pier will replace the existing temporary building which mainly processes the Non-Schengen long-haul flights as well as the temporary “Finger” pier. The aile_EST consists of a "Processor" with passport control booths for immigration and emigration and Non-Schengen departure and arrival gates with the capacity to accommodate airline lounges at mezzanine level.

The project is based on a collaborative approach with consultants forming the RBI-T consortium being based in four countries. It is designed to meet the objective of delivering an energy positive building with regard to energy consumption. In order to reach this objective, the building will rely on a holistic sustainable strategy consisting of the following elements: 110 geothermal piles for heating and cooling, glazed facades guaranteeing a low dependency on artificial lighting, a high-performance solar protection strategy for the glazed facades, approximately 4 000 m² of photovoltaic panels on the roof, LED lighting strategy with responsive control systems and low water consumption using methods such as rainwater harvesting.

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Dennis Austin
Daniel Bazo
Pietro Bodrio
Andy Bryce
Finbar Charleson
Pablo Codesido
Sam Coulton
Margot Courtemanche
Kelly Darlington
Isabelle David
Laurence Day
Philip Dennis
Ainhoa Diaz
Adam Dijkhuzen
Mike Fairbrass
Fernanda Fiuza
David Flook

Tobi Frenzen
Mark Gorton
Jan Guell
Lennart Grut
Will Jefferies
Manuel Jimenez Garcia
Mathias Koester
Kinga Koren
Dirk Krolikowski
Dzidzor Kwaku
Adam Lampon
Stephen Light
Tim Mason
Jon Mercer
Cris Mitry
Colin Moriarty
Jack Morton-Gransmore

Shane Parker
Douglas Paul
Laura Penman
Richard Rogers
Francis Roper
Michael Rudko
Jack Sardeson
Michael Scheuvens
Jonathan Schofield
Misha Smith
Kristina Tafa
Angela Tobin
James White
Andrew Yek

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Date
2011-ongoing

Client
Genève Aéroport

Location
Geneva, Switzerland

Construction Cost
£250 million

Total Area
40 000 m²


Co-Architect
Atelier Jacques Bugna SA

Structural Engineer
Ingérop & T-Ingénierie SA

Services Engineer
Ingérop

Lighting Consultant
Speirs & Major Associates

Wayfinding Consultant
Mijksenaar

Acoustic Consultant
Architecture & Acoustique SA

Public Address Consultant
Bien Entendu

Facade Consultant
Arcora

Fire Consultants
Swissi SA & Exova