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HOCHTIEF Polska Branch in Poznań has been awarded "Platinum Drill" for Expansion of the passenger terminal at the International Airport in Wrocław. Award was granted in the public facilities category of the 17th edition of the Platinum Drill competition organized by Robert Bosch. The winners received the award at the ceremony on June 5th in Warsaw.

The new terminal with the infrastructure and a usable area of 40,814 square meters was designed to comply with IATA's standard C, as a hall with three above-ground storeys and one underground storey. The complex includes both airside and landside functional zones. The cubature of the structure is over 328,000 cubic meters. The project also involved the construction of paved areas with a total surface area of over 60,000 square meters, which include access roads, yards and a parking lot with more than 1000 places. The most advanced solution is the modern luggage control system, complemented by a visual surveillance system with more than 400 cameras and 3 surveillance stations with 24 36-inch video screens. The airport passengers use one of the longest escalators in Wrocław which connects the main hall with the observation deck at the kiss & fly zone. The project also involved particularly interesting architectonic and structural solutions. In case of the passenger terminal it is its structure - one space hall with many glass surfaces covered with a soft, expressive and dynamic shaped roof. The main pillars which support the roof structure resemble structural parts of airplanes, propellers and struts, which symbolically express the nature and purpose of the building, while giving a sense of lightness and space. The annual number of passengers using the airport might be over 3,5 million. The works began in September 2009 and ended in February 2012. The project's gross value amounted to more than PLN 300 Mio.