Press Kit: East Wing
East Wing: an extension dedicated to long-haul aircrafts
Fully funded by Genève Aéroport, the East Wing project aims at improving the reception of passengers on intercontinental flights by responding to the current standards in this area. It will replace the current infrastructure dedicated to large aircraft, built in 1975 as a provisional facility and today obsolete, by a high energy performance building.
Providing new boarding lounges, it will allow an upgrade of infrastructures by improving the safety of aeronautical operations. Furthermore, the project meets the economic, touristic and diplomatic needs, aiming to maintain and consolidate the long-haul offer.
With the East Wing, Genève Aéroport intends to strengthen its contribution to the international reach and the economic prosperity of its region. Moreover, this structure will participate in business development and job creation.
Overview of the building
Some key data:
Size: 520 metres (length), 20 metres (width), 19 metres (height)
- 6 contact positions for large aircraft
- Passenger flows above the runaway
- Service road at the runaway level
- Customs road and technical facilities in the basement
- Photovoltaic roof
The East Wing concept is based on a positive-energy building, which will improve the energy balance of the airport through the implementation of state-of-the art technologies:
- Electricity produced by 5,000 sqm of solar panels
- More than 100 geothermal probes for heat pumps
- Glazed facades for natural light
- Additional LED lighting
- Equipment of the best energy class
- Rainwater recovery facilities
- Optimal thermal insulation through triple glazing
- Removal of buses on the runaway
With this project, Genève Aéroport wrote a new chapter in its history.