The idea to expand this airport, the most important since 1991 emerged in light of the large amount of passenger’s flow, which reaches more than 13.5 million each year, becoming the nation ́s fourth place in traffic volume.
The new Terminal (T3) was designed by the Architect Bruce S. Fairbanks and built close to the Pablo Picasso Terminal (T2) in the northern façade. This design contributes to integrate the three terminals under a unique conception so passengers may transit easily and functionally.
The new facility, which was opened in March 2010, consists of a surface of more than 250,000 square meters and combines the arrival and departures areas in several levels.
The new construction site has a transportation exchanger so travelers may access locomotion vehicles such as buses, taxis and rental cars, among other, as well as the brand new Cercanías train station that connects Málaga with Fuengirola.
This Terminal is characterized for taking full advantage of the lighting factor due to its glass façade with a length of 738 square feet and high ceilings that ease the incoming natural light.
“The composition is made up by 10 mm TEMPLEX® glass on the outside, SOLARLUX® Supernatural 68, a 16 mm air chamber and inner safety MULTIPACT® glass composed of two 6 mm slates of colorless glass. The glazed closing chosen for this project is the perfect answer to the luminosity needs, given its technical and esthetic properties,” remarked Virginia Arteaga, Advertising and Promotion Coordinator Vitro Cristalglass.
The transformation and modernization of The Airport of Málaga also contemplated the train station of Cercanías. It consists of a 2.8 miles tunnel building that allows the train to reach the airport. When arriving to the underground train station it is possible to appreciate that it shows the same design style as the new airport terminal regarding its space and natural light.
The train station was designed with partially open glass walls and ceilings allowing supplying natural light and fresh air. The new route was opened in September of 2010.
“The open space roof in the train station is made with 8+8 mm laminated SentryGlas. Its façade is made of laminated 8+8 BOTONGLAS and a few glass “ribs” made of 15+15 laminated glass. The floor has glass that may be walked on consisting of sand-blasted triple laminated 12+12+12 SentryGlas,” she added.
“Sustainability and energy efficiency parameters were taken into account to design both,” Arteaga concluded.
Vitro Cristalglass forms part of Vitro’s Flat Glass business unit and is the industry leader for conversion, distribution and commercialization of thermal insulated glass for the construction industry in Spain and Portugal.
Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: VITROA), is the leading glass manufacturer in Mexico and one of the world’s major glass companies, backed by more than 100 years of experience in the industry. Founded in 1909 in Monterrey, Mexico, the company currently has subsidiaries in America and Europe, which offer quality products and reliable services to meet the needs of two different types of business: glass containers and flat glass. Companies of Vitro produce, process, distribute and market a wide range of glass articles which are part of the daily life of thousands of people. Vitro offers solutions for multiple markets including food, drinks, wines, liquors, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, as well as the architectural and automotive. The company is also a supplier of raw materials, machinery and equipment for industrial use. As a socially responsible company, Vitro implements various initiatives to contribute to improving the quality of life of its employees, providing support to the communities where it has presence, preserving the environment and favoring an ethical and transparent management. For more information, please consult the website: http://www.vitro.com
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Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V.
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Vitro S.A.B. de C.V.
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