Hangar - Aalborg Airport
C.F. Møller Architects
The new hangar at Aalborg Airport marks an important step for the airport's future development plans, as this size of hangar makes the airport more attractive to airlines in the future. The new repair facilities allow the airport to accommodate and service larger aircraft so that more airlines can be based at the airport. The airlines currently using Aalborg Airport have to bring in their own mechanics or fly an empty plane to a nearby airport with better facilities when carrying out necessary repairs and statutory safety checks. The new hangar will be the solution to the shortage of space from which the airport currently suffers.
Good facilities for both aircraft and mechanics
The total facility of just over 3,000 m² contains a repair hall for all types of aircraft up to the size of a Boeing 737 MAX. The hall contains good facilities for the mechanics and flexible storage space that can be divided up for each airline as well as individual, locked storage areas for replaced parts. The hangar's facades are clad in black profile plates, to discreetly blend in with the other hangars and small buildings at the airport's manoeuvring area. The south facing facade stands out with a beautiful profile that frames a 40m long gate where aircraft are brought in. The service areas and storage facilities are designed to appear as a small element attached to the side of the hangar, which itself appears as a robust and distinctive feature. The hangar is located in the airport area, so there is room to expand by a further three similar hangars in the future.