Monday, July 22, 2024
CPK signs contract for the design of the air traffic control tower

CPK signs contract for the design of the air traffic control tower

The traffic control tower at CPK airport will be designed by JSK Architekci, the studio which designed the western pier of Terminal 1 at Munich Airport. Together with the passenger terminal, it may become one of the most recognisable buildings at the new airport. It will also be the tallest building of its kind in Poland, at a height of 105 metres.

JSK Architekci is Polish architectural studio whose portfolio includes the design of Terminal 2 of Gdańsk Airport, the terminal of Wrocław Airport and the western pier of Terminal 1 of Munich Airport, which is currently being extended. They have also prepared stadium projects: National and Legia (both in Warsaw) and City Stadium in Wroclaw. It is also responsible for designing numerous public facilities, as well as office and commercial buildings.

‘We selected an experienced partner, whose previous projects guarantee high quality work. I believe that the designer will propose a very interesting architectural designforthe tower, which will meet all the requirements agreed with the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency,’ says Eliza Wysocka from the Design and Engineering Office of the CPK airport programme, the project leader.

According to the CPK airport master plan, the air traffic control tower will have a controllers’ operations room at a height of approximately 90 metres above the apron. According to the design assumptions, the maximum height of the CPK tower should be 105 metres. This will be precisely determined after the visibility analyses have been carried out as part of the first design phase.

So far, the tallest such building in Poland is 46 metres, the tower at Katowice Airport in Pyrzowice, commissioned in 2019. Slightly less – at around 45 metres – is the tower at Krakow Airport.

‘We are delighted that our design for the air traffic control tower will become an important element of CPK airport, the most important airport in Poland. I am convinced that we will create something that will become a unique and recognizable element of the airport while at the same time fitting its overall architectural concept,’ says Mariusz Rutz, an architect and board member of JSK Architekci.

The company selected in the tender will prepare the design for the tower, as well as obtain the necessary approvals and building permits. The scope of the contract will also include other services related to the design, such as consultancy during the proceedings for the construction works. According to the schedule, the visualisation of the facility is expected during the first quarter of 2024. The contract is valued at: PLN 15.5 million net.

Nine companies and four design consortia participated in the tender for the tower designer, with which the CPK company signed a framework agreement for the design of airport support facilities (Support Infrastructure Engineering – SIE) at the end of last year. Under this contract, in addition to the air traffic control tower, the airport operations centre, the airport services offices and the buildings for the rescue and firefighting services, airport maintenance and management, etc. will be designed in the immediate vicinity of the terminal.

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