2004
Volume 5, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 2468-2187
  • E-ISSN: 2468-2195

Abstract

Schiphol 1967-1975. Groundbreaking airport design

Schiphol was designed for growth. Almost immediately after the opening of the renewed airport in 1967, a large-scale expansion started, which was already foreseen in the design. The designers looked closely at the latest developments in airport design and construction and uncompromisingly brought them together. The result was a flexible, modular and expandable building that could accommodate any possible future scenario. Schiphol was a well-oiled machine, where the peace and quiet of the traveller’s experience was the central focal point. Schiphol became a worldwide reference for airport architecture. Commissioned by Schiphol Real Estate, Steenhuis- Meurs carried out a cultural-historical study of this construction phase. The aim was to gain insight into the identity and spatial quality of the 1960s Schiphol Airport and to provide tools for the further development of the airport. The results of the research were published in 2019 in the book . .

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