BBI construction site turns into an experience25.04.2007
The BBI Infotower is characterised by an unusual and striking design. Based on a triangular form, the tower twists to form a striking construction offering spectacular views from all perspectives. The shell is made of a transparent membrane which underscores the dynamic shape of the tower and forms the backdrop for various illuminations.
Dr. Rainer Schwarz, CEO of Berlin Airports, emphasised the importance of BBI for the German capital region at the beginning of construction work on the BBI Infotower: "A piece of the future is being built in Berlin Schoenefeld and we want to communicate this to the public. As of mid 2007, the BBI Infotower will give our visitors a direct insight into developments on the most important construction site in the German capital. What is also new is our construction site mascot Armin, who will now be reporting directly from the BBI."
Construction site mascot Armin
Other ongoing construction work on the site
BBI station: In March 2007, preparations began on the construction of the underground BBI station. Construction work is being carried out by a medium-sized cooperation comprising Schälerbau Berlin GmbH, Berger Bau GmbH, Bleck & Söhne GmbH & Co. KG as well as Ingenieurbau-Gesellschaft mbH (all in Berlin). Following the lowering of the groundwater, excavation work will be carried out and the foundations and concrete will be laid for the station.
Taxiway system: On 26 March 2007, construction work began to link the BBI taxiway system to the existing south runway at Schoenefeld Airport. The south runway is being extended from 3,000 to 3,600 metres to the future BBI north runway and supplemented by four exit taxiways and four access taxiways.