The concept for the main passenger building – to create simplicity, lucidity and a subdued sense of monumentality- has been there as a fundamental principle since the very start of the competition project. Key concepts in the design were smooth, calming surfaces, natural daylight and a huge, all-embracing roof spanning the arrival and departure hall.
The passenger building consists of a central building with internal service blocks, Pier A, the railway station and a Pier B to be added later, all put together in a simple composition which will allow them to develop independently.
Around the building are 34 gates and parking bays for aircraft, linked to the terminal by passenger bridges.
The facades are neutral in design, with an extensive use of glass to wxpose the main elements of the building and to highlight the movement of passengers throughout. The glass also contributes to maximum contact both with the aircraft and surrounding landscape.
The constructions emphasise the intention to create calm and simplicity in the building.
The materials used are based to a great degree on natural materials.
The railway station will be Norway’s second largest station.