Following the recent inauguration of the Passenger Terminal refurbishment and extension (Lotto 1) of Venice Marco Polo Airport, One Works is pleased to announce the kick-off for the first phase of Lotto 2B, as part of the airports wider Master Plan project.
Phase one of the new airside extension, designed and engineered by One Works, will provide 3,500 square meters of new large and comfortable spaces to accommodate the strong growth in Extra Schengen passengers, which today accounts for 32% of the total traffic travelling through the airport, arriving at the ground floor and departing at the first floor, as well as the construction of a new bridge to support the additional passenger flow.
As with many airport projects, a quick and complex programme is required with the realization of the first phase in just 24 months. 80% of the works will be acheived in the first 300 days and then paused to open to the public in April 2019 for the high flow of passengers during the 2019 summer season, ensuring daily operations to the airport are not affected, Works will then re-start in October 2019 to complete by Summer 2020, ready for the next phase.
Giulio De Carli, One Works Managing Partner - In coherence with the previews extension, the project has been driven by the need to combine tradition and innovation in the best way, allowing a smooth dialogue between the iconic architectural features of the existing terminal with the new volumes characterized by more contemporary shapes and materials. In the interiors, the graphics recalls symbolically the voyage of Marco Polo, the places he has seen and the route he has followed, fil rouge of the airport decoration.