A connecting roof for the new terminal a at sheremetyevo
Project name: Sheremetyevo 3 – Terminal A
Architecture/Design: Dimitri Pshenichnikov
Special features: Largest international project undertaken by Arnold; special challenges for production and logistics
Airport modernization meets Arnold
The projected modernization of Sheremetyevo 3 and the expansion of its passenger capacity netted Arnold the biggest international project in the company’s history.
In cooperation with architect Dimitri Pshenichnikov, Arnold created the Main Arch, a 125-meter connecting roof above a 56-meter glassed-in pedestrian bridge between the terminal and the parking garage. Additional sun protection was installed on 2,200 m² of the Main Arch. The Arnosol shading system was developed by Arnold and was also used on the façade of the Düsseldorf Airport terminal. The shading system alone consists of 13,000 m of aluminum pipe on galvanized, powder-coated sheet steel swords.
The underside of the Main Arch is faced with triangular sheet metal elements that echo the geometry of the glass panes of the roof. To recreate the shape of the roof, the 3,950 aluminum isosceles triangles making up the ceiling suspension—each of them unique—had to be exactly positioned at its destined location.
A detailed logistical plan was developed to ensure that each of the 6,000 individual components ended up in the right place in Moscow. It took over 100 truck trips to deliver a total of 1,900 tons of steel to Moscow.
Along with manufacture and assembly, we were primarily responsible for the construction design and project management of the porch roof.
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