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Menorca Airport New Control Tower

The suggested outline to organize the New Airport Control Tower was to build a “tower-building”, having three clearly differentiated parts: lighthouse (culmination), shaft (main part), and basement. The outline was chosen considering the program proportions, the size of the plot of land, the height of the tower, and the integration of the surroundings, thus reducing the occupation of the building to the allocated plot’s size of 30 x 30 m.

The proposal sought to create a unique, modern, and technological building where workers and air-traffic controllers could find an optimal place to work and aiming for:

  • Efficient use of natural resources in its construction, operation, and maintenance;
  • Minimizing the operating costs and maximizing the return on investment over its life’s cycle;
  • Contributing ecologically to the environment.

The result is an innovative control tower, with spaces flooded with natural light, outside views, with cross ventilation and optimum bioclimatic parameters. A control tower whose internal organization is the result of a detailed study of flows and operational capacity according to the project program, designed to combine operational performance and comfort.


A unique, modern and technological building

DATA SHEET

Place/Date: Mahón, Menorca, 2010
Client: Aena
Budget: Confidential
Surface: 1.100 m² + 330 m² parking
Arquitects: luis vidal + architects
Contributors: Sener Ingeniería, Sistemas SA
Project Status: Project completed
Team: David Ávila - Eva Couto - Isabel Gil - Carolina Hernández - Julio Isidro Lozano - Francisco Sanjuan - Luis Vidal - Mario Castillo - David Fernandez Llompart - Javier Palacios