• Airbus A380 Equipment Hall
    © (C) Heiner LEISKA

Airbus A380 Equipment Hall

Hamburg, Germany, 2004

The extension of the Airbus production site called for the construction of an equipment hall with four bays for the wide-bodied aircraft Airbus A380.
The east and west facades of the hall are steel and glass structures. At the northern side each bay is equipped with a large gate for easy access and exit of the aircraft. The entire width of the hall may be opened. Assembly platforms are suspended from the roof.
The loadbearing structure of each bay consists of three parts: Two trussed cantilever girders and one trussed longitudinal girder made of steel make up the exterior main roof structure; the truss members are welded S355 steel box-girders. Interior auxiliary trusses support the roof slab consisting of purlins, trapezoid metal sheet, insulation and asphalt sheeting. The cross-wing for offices and supply storage, located at the southern side of the hall, and the hall floor resting on a beam grid supported by piles are built as concrete structure.
In the dark the anti-glare interior and exterior lighting causes the halls to shimmer and provides a view of the airplanes in the distance.

  • Location

    Hamburg, Germany

  • Architect

    gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

  • Cooperation

    Ingenieurbüro Dr. Binnewies, Hamburg (Massivbau/solid construction)

  • Client

    Airbus Deutschland GmbH, Hamburg

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, construction design

  • GFA 58,890 m²
  • Dimensions of bays 92.5 m x 80 m each
  • Steel structure spans 72 m main truss crane runway girder
    94 m main truss longitudinal girder
    38 m auxiliary trussed girder
  • Dimension of hall 100 m x 360 m
  • Heights 33 m main trussed girder (upper edge)
    22 m roofing
    19 m auxiliary trussed girder (lower edge)
  • Steel S355
  • Airbus A380 Equipment Hall © Heiner Leiska
  • Airbus A380 Equipment Hall © Heiner Leiska
  • Airbus A380 Equipment Hall © (C) Heiner LEISKA

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