Keflavík International airport

Keflavík - Iceland

 Project time:  1985 - 

Project overview:
The Terminal Centre was officially opened in April 1987. The building was extended when the south building was opened in 2001. In 2004, the terminal was extended with the north wing; check-in and reception halls were built to the west and east, the roof was lifted and offices were built on the 3rd floor.

The north building has three floors, along with a basement for technical rooms, pipes and ventilation equipment. the apron and outside area has a snow melting system of a approximately 37.500 m2 in size. The south building has two floors on top of a cast-in-place concrete basement, and a technical rooms in the basement. The south building was expanded to the west in 2013.
In 2016, an expansion of the north building to the west was started, as well as an extension of the north building in the southeast direction. In total, the added building area is approximately 4.300 m2.

In 2021 the expansion of the north building to the west started. This extension is approximately 29.000 m2 and will include a new cargo reception, a staff gate, a baggage handling expansion, a new airport entrance gate, storage rooms, and offices. The extension to the east will be built on top of the airport apron and will contain a new baggage claim for arriving passengers. The project also involves demolition of the current cargo reception. The building extensions are made of steel structures with sandwich panels. The structural and technical design of the building extensions needs to include consideration of the airport conveyor belt system.

Verkís has been involved in all design stages during all construction phases of the airport. The nature of an airport building is to be in constant developmenttherefore, it has been important to design all building systems with flexibility in mind with high focus on construction phasing. The airport expansion work is all designed according to the RIBA method and the project coordination uses the BIM methodology in all design stages.