Schiphol’s new pier enters the construction phase

Amsterdam-Schiphol New Pier Image by Schiphol

The new pier at Amsterdam-Schiphol (AMS) is one step closer to completion. The foundation has been laid, which means construction can now begin.

With 55,000 square metres – the new pier equals 11 football pitches and is expected to become operational by the end of 2019. It has eight gates and will be the most sustainable pier at Schiphol, thanks to design elements such as biomaterial, insulating glass and reusable plastic and marble rubblework tiles. Schiphol will also be installing 5,000 m² of solar panels and using rainwater to flush the toilets.

Schiphol chose the design by team AECOM. The new pier will feature five gates for narrow-body aircraft on the north side and three gates for wide-body aircraft on the south side. The gates on the south side can also be used to accommodate six narrow-body aircraft. Two wide-body gates will be added to the south side at a later stage. The foundation for the new pier has now been laid. This involved, among other things, removing 20,000 m² of concrete and driving more than 1,000 piles.

— Schiphol