Leifur Eiríksson International airport

Keflavík - Iceland

  • FLE

Verkís services was project management, design management, preliminary examination, primary and final design, implementation, tender documents, reviewing offers, construction supervision, piping system, heating, water and sanitation systems, snow melting system, fire technical design and ventilation.

 Sizes: 40.500 m2 and 160.000 m3
 Project time:  1985 - 

Project overview:
Verkís has been involved in all design of the Leifur Eiríksson airport. The north building was ordained in april 1987. The building was extended when the south building was opened in 2001. In 2004, efforts were made to expand the north wing, check-in and reception halls were extended to the west and east, the roof was lifted and offices were built on the 3rd floor, along with technological rooms.

The north building is on three floors, along with pipes and equipment basement, in the area is also a snow melting system, approximately 37.500 min size. The south building is two floors concrete and steel building on top of a cast-in-place concrete basement for baggage sorting.

The number of passengers passing through the airport is constantly increasing. Verkís is working on the newest extension of the North building to the West. Included in that project is new cargo reception, new entrance gates, expansion of baggage handling along with new storage and office rooms. The East expansion will be built on top of the apron and will be the new baggage control room for arrivals.  The total extension is 4.300 m2.

Verkís has been involved in all major aspects of the entire construction phase of the airport. But because of its nature the building has been in continuous development, therefore it has been necessary to design the whole system of the building with such flexibility in mind.

The building is designed in BIM building information system.