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Cologne/Bonn Airport
Terminal 2, drop-off areas and access roads

Project Cologne/Bonn Airport Location Cologne/Bonn Client Cologne/Bonn Airport
Architect Murphy / Jahn Completion 2001 Status Completed

The roof-lights and the outer facade flood the entire terminal with natural light, thus considerably reducing the operating hours of the artificial lighting. Studies on the shading of the roof-lights by means of perforated plate sails resulted in optimal sail positioning and perforation. By measuring various perforated plate and glazing variants, it was possible to decide on economical glazing for the side lights and roof-lights with clear glass. This leads to a neutral view to the outside in the area of both the facade and the roof glazing and an unadulterated transfer of the respective exterior lighting mood. Thanks to the excellent daylighting of the entire departures level and the atrium, it is largely possible to dispense with artificial lighting of the traffic zones during the day. In the arrivals hall and waiting rooms for bus passengers - both areas are open to the outside via side lights -, "two-phase" artificial lighting is used that is brighter, whiter and more vivid during the day than at twilight or night-time, so as to correspond to the daily rhythm that is clearly visible from inside. In the other main areas, a warm-coloured light with medium intensities is used.

- H. G. Esch

- H. G. Esch

- H. G. Esch

Departure lounge - H. G. Esch

Baggage claim - H. G. Esch

Artificial lighting simulation model - Michael Wortmann

- Michael Wortmann

Daylight simulation model - Anja Andres