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Airbus A380 Equipment Hall

© (C) Heiner LEISKA

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.

Hamburg, Germany
gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
Ingenieurbüro Dr. Binnewies, Hamburg (Massivbau/solid construction)
Airbus Deutschland GmbH, Hamburg
Project Responsibility
Rudolf Bergermann


Technical Data

58,890 m²
Dimension of hall
100 m x 360 m
Dimensions of bays
92.5 m x 80 m each
33 m main trussed girder (upper edge)
22 m roofing
19 m auxiliary trussed girder (lower edge)
Steel structure spans
72 m main truss crane runway girder
94 m main truss longitudinal girder
38 m auxiliary trussed girder




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