Bergen Airport

Photo: Varde / Avinor

Project information

  1. Location Bergen‚ Norway
  2. Area85.000 m²
  3. Construction cost3‚6 bn NOK

Project details

  1. Year2009 — 2017
  2. StatusOn site
  3. Partners COWI
    Norconsult
    Aas-Jakobsen
    Per Rasmussen
  4. Client Avinor
  5. Enquiries Eskild Andersen
  6. Scope Airport planning and design
    Masterplanning
    Sustainability
    Visual Group
    BIM
    Interior design
    Furniture design
    Product design

Landing the deal

Nordic won the project for masterplanning a new terminal in an architectural competition in 2009. We were responsible for planning and designing all phases, right through to completion. The new terminal building more than doubles the airport’s capacity without compromising on esthetics. Taking the form of a pair of wings spread wide, the overall design brings to mind the valleys and fjords of the region.

The essence of the west

The new Terminal 3 houses many different areas including waiting lounges, commercial areas, check-in, baggage and goods handling, and office facilities. The overall design concept is influenced by the surrounding scenery of dramatic mountains and deep fjords, both in terms of structure and materials, and the modular design makes for easy expansion of various parts of the building.

Ready for take-off

The first building phase was completed in August 2017. At this point the new terminal has a capacity of 7.5 million passengers per year, with potential to expand to up to 15 million passengers. 

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Detail development sketches

Multiple concepts are explored for all aspects of the final airport design. The example underneath shows different ceiling and lighting options above the security control.

Read more about our method here