Aircraft Support Industries (ASI) won the tender to design and construct three hangers and associated maintenance workshops. BJA were engaged for architectural design & documentation.
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 animations were integral to communicating the design intent. BJA detailed the otherwise functional volumes and materials developing finishes and colour systems to articulate and humanise the spaces.