The project “Flughafenkopf” is part of the 5th expansion of the Zurich Airport. The expansion is handled by a Joint Venture of Itten+Brechbühl AG, Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners Ltd., Ernst Basler + Partner AG and Ove Arup & Partners International Ltd. and consists of both the: Airside Center – a spacious service area with restaurants, shops, and lounges between the existing terminals and A and B fingerdocks, and the Railway Terminal / Shopping Mall – a complex consisting of a new railway terminal with check-in counters, a larger shopping mall, and a newly designed bus station.
The Airside Center (A500), located between the existing fingerdocks A and B, acts as a focal point for travellers at the airport. Many new shops and restaurants are opened. The Airside Center project comprises of the new Airside Center, the Underground Skymetro Station which conne