The 109m tower is situated at the main entrance to the airport, providing the surrounding area with a distinctive landmark. Its 6 storey base houses an air traffic control centre and its orientation follows the orthogonal layout of the surrounding streets. The control tower at the top is rotated approx. 45° in order to afford a better view of the runways. The mid section is covered with a PTFE membrane which can be used for multimedia projections (information, advertising, artwork) and whose profile warps continuously from the base to the control tower.
Competition 2002 / 1st prize
ARGE with Lorenz Consult und Thomas Lorenz
Awards Europ. Stahlbaupreis, AR Awards, Int. Achievement Award