Thanks to the BER 2040 master plan, we are able to show in detail that future needs will be completely met in the next 30 years. Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, Head of Flughafengesellschaft.
Flughafengesellschaft Berlin Brandenburg
amd sigma GmbH, Berlin
ARGUS Stadt und Verkehr Partnerschaft mbH, Hamburg
ASTOC / Play-Time, Barcelona
In 2040, Airport City will line the central access road to Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) with office buildings, retail outlets, hotels and congress centres. On the basis of an analysis of the airport surroundings and the search for a location for a second terminal building, ASTOC developed a master plan which adds a second terminal to the first which is currently being built by GMP Architekten and embeds it in Airport City with public spaces, offices and commercial buildings. The planning horizon from 2023 to 2040 saw the creation both of a comprehensive economic development strategy for the airport and a spatial strategy which gives equal weight to the air and land-side development of the airport and its environs.
In 2040, BER will be used by 55 million passengers a year. The urban development master plan examines not only the favourable location of the Airport City through its rail connection to Berlin’s central station but also the option of connecting districts by means of an overhead railway. Starting on a scale of 1:10,000, sites were examined in detail down to scales of 1:1,000 and 1:500 and planning prepared on the basis of existing planning approval. 400,000 square metres of new land form an urban area with building heights typical of a town coupled with block-like structures. With its simplified shape, Terminal 2 can be flexibly adapted to a volatile aviation market with fluctuating demand for capacity.