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Tegel Airport | Architectuul


Keywords Change this

Concrete, Modernism, Airport

Project timeline

1970 – 1975



Location Change this

Flughafen Berlin-Tegel
13405 Berlin

Current state


Architect Change this

Client Change this

Berliner Flughafen-Gesellschaft mbH

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Tegel Airport Change this

Berlin, Germany
by GMP Architects Change this
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The design of Tegel Airport is based on a triangular grid and is echoed in the elevation: the ordering principle for both structure and technical installations is the geometry of the triangle. The concrete shell is left exposed both inside and outside. The structural "skeleton" of the building remains legible. Just on the outer facades of the airport terminal, it is used the color red as constitutes the only strong contrast with the gray concrete and the bronze hues of the window glazing and smooth façade surfaces. Furthermore, the double-storey main concourse hall is covered by a glazed roof. The roughness of the concrete receives an appropriate scale and proportion by virtue of staggered surfaces and the plasticity of form. In the interior, it combines with fired floor tiles and a warm color scheme to soften its effect.


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