The latest important milestone in the development of Terminal 2 at the Budapest Liszt Ferenc Airport is the new extension of the T2B pier. The new, two-storey building, connected to Terminal 2B, serves mostly traffic within the Schengen borders and it provides direct connection to the arriving and departing airplanes by 7 new passenger bridges, 10 contact aircraft stands and 7 gates with apron bus. The project has been completed in 18 months.
In addition to meeting the specified functional requirements rationally and economically, the architectural concept was to create a simple, orderly and clear design of both the exterior and the interior of the building. The location and arrangement of the fixed boarding bridges and staircases were basically determined by the layout of the connecting apron, the possible configuration of the aircraft stands. The departure floor level and the structural grid of the building have been adjusted to the existing T2B building, but the departure floor, which is the main functional area, is a 3 grid span wide, 30 grid span long hall space without columns, which has made the flexible design of the interior possible. The most important space of the departure floor is the departure hall, which has been designed without suspended ceiling, so the arrangement and cover design of the utility pipes and installations, appropriate to the interior architecture, are especially important. The three centrally located, recessed and visually hidden mechanical blocks of the building are located above the toilets and the in the central cores of the rentable retail areas of the departure floor. There are open-air parking and service areas under the building on apron level. The passengers enter the arrival hall, fully glazed on both sides and connected to the arrival floor of Terminal 2B, through the suspended corridor under the reinforced concrete slab of the departure floor, using a single flight staircase or a lift.
The unified use of materials on the facades, the white metal sheet surfaces and the horizontal zoning of the glazed facades continue the generous concept of the SkyCourt, while in the departure hall, the large fair-faced concrete surfaces and the dark grey ceramic flooring, with its rougher, more industrial look, present a calm background to the diverse, colourful flow of passenger traffic.
Location: 1185 Budapest, BUD Nemzetközi Repülőtér, 2-es Terminál Built: 2018 Architect: TIMA Zoltán Project architect: NÉMETH Tamás Associate architects: TÖLGYESI Kaplony, MOLNÁR Tibor, GÁL Borbála, GÖNCZÖL Zsófia, BODA István, BAKOS Dávid Area: 11,000 m2