In order to achieve modern facilities and technical requirements, the passenger terminal had to be enlarged. The nature of air traffic has changed, safety requirements have become stricter and the requirements of ancillary services have increased. Thanks to the extension, the capacity of the terminal is sufficient enough that it can even encompass peak traffic hours.
The uncomplicated basic solution flexibly lends itself to future modifications. The facilities for departing and arriving passenger traffic are separated from each other at either end of the building. The baggage-handling area in between them can be converted into passenger facilities later on.
The extension is seamlessly located flush with the passenger terminal, thus creating a new façade facing the airfield. The load-bearing structure of the extension is comprised of concrete-filled steel stanchions, delta beams and hollow-core slabs. Thefaçade facing the airfield is comprised of a steelglass wall and a glulam canopy that runs the entire length of the façade.
The building gains its identify from the wooden structures and cladding, which express the nature of Central Finland and its long tradition of wood processing. The canopy on the airfield side is supported by glulam arches made from planed spruce. The curved intrados of the canopy has been clad in birch plywood. A sustainable end result was the objective during planning and implementation.
The facade cladding is made of planed, heat treated batten. The interior is panelled in clean black alder. The furnishings represent esteemed Finnish furniture design and the departure hall has a piece of art created by Juhani Petäjäniemi.
Project in brief
Passenger Terminal at the Jyväskylä Airport
- Location | Jyväskylä
- Purpose | Passenger Terminal
- Constructor/Client | Ilmailulaitos, lentokenttätekniikka
- Valmistumisvuosi | 2004
- Architectural Design | Helin & Co Architects
- Structural design | Ramboll Finland Oy
- Pääurakoitsija | Lujatalo Oy
- Wood component supplier | Late Rakenteet Oy
- Photographs | Mikko Auerniitty and Helin & Co Architects
- Text | Pekka Helin and Riitta Soininen