On Monday 15 September at 13.30 h Grenchen Airport held a media conference for the construction of the innovative East Hangar. Following that was the ground breaking ceremony carried out by the Administrative Council President, Alfred Lüthi. The new East Hangar will make Grenchen Airport more attractive for business travellers. This is necessary for securing long term viability of the airport in the South Jura area.
Sophisticated and environmentally friendly
The East Hangar is a novelty in Swiss aviation. A total of 12 business jets will find room on two turntables with a diameter each of 32 meters. The sophisticated roof construction of wood will also bear 850 solar cells which will generate electricity for 40 to 50 households. A concept that will create order and take the environment into consideration.
| ||Hangar|| ||Width|| ||74 m|
|Solar energy system|
Roof beams made of bonded wood. Cover with OSB boards ready for flat roof covering.
|Roof bearing structure|
Ferwood framing system.
Laminated timber with inlayed steel ties.
Prefabricated incl. exterior made of overlapping larch cladding.
Construction wood, bonded wood.
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Media conference at 13.30 h
From left to right: Susanne Vogelsang (Max Vogelsang AG), Boris Banga (Grenchen City President), Andreas Wegier (Director Grenchen Airport), Alfred Lüthi (Administrative Council President Grenchen Airport), Carlo Crivelli (Construction Manager) and Ivo Erard (Architect) from Ivo Erard Architekten + Planer AG.
Ground breaking, carried out by Alfred Lüthi
Alfred Lüthi, Boris Banga and Ivo Erard