Project status

Munich Airport
Satellite Terminal

Munich, Germany

Known as the “satellite”, an additional passenger terminal to Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 has been built at the airport in Munich, which is 25 years old. It is named the “satellite” because it is an infield facility linked to Terminal 2 and can only be accessed by an underground train service.

The conceptual design of the huge hall facade provides for a 66 foot high steel-glass facade in a thermally separated post and beam construction made from rectangular hollow sections. The steel supporting structure is partly welded and partly bolted. The facade is heated from the inside. In addition to this, interior facades on the piers are configured as post and beam facades with special T-shaped steel profiles and single glazing. To top it all off, there are glass roofs in the entrance area and around the airport tower in a thermally separated post and beam construction.