Aircraft Support Industries (ASI) won a tender to design and construct 3 hangers and associated maintenance workshops and engaged BJA to prepare the architectural drawings.
The $70M facility is designed to service the new A380 as well as smaller aircraft and caters for 500 workers per shift. The massive 33,000m2 floor area, 39m high façade and 30 x 100m door openings required careful detailing to break down the scale and comply with the strict internal climatic and fire safety criteria.
3D CAD fly-through animations were generated to present the design options. Whilst the functional needs generated much of the planning, we were able to value add by carefull detailing of the volumes and materials, and developing colour systems that both humanise the spaces and articulate the functionality.