new skiathos island international airport
2017-2018
OBH / IntraKAT / Fraport
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construction management
construction supervision
construction documentation
design development
preliminary design

The refurbishment and expansion of the existing two terminals of the International Airport of Skiathos is part of an ambitious project regarding the Upgrade, Maintenance, Management and Operation of 14 Regional Airports in Greece, led by Fraport-Greece and constructed by Intrakat SA. EB/ARCHITECTS were responsible for the architectural design of the Skiathos terminals from Concept to Issued for Construction Documentation.

The biggest challenge through the design progress was to combine a complicated program, the upgraded security requirements, the budget and time related restrictions as well as the need to aesthetically merge the existing “Old” Terminal opened in 1971 and the “New” Terminal Building constructed in 2002, with various extensions, ading up to a total area equal to 9525 sq.m. Construction phasing was similarly critical.

The facility has been designed in such manner to facilitate uninterrupted operation throughout the construction period, a really challenging exercise should one consider that security and other passenger flow processes had to be re-adjusted to several room layout options. At the final phase Skiathos Airpot is able to serve 505 passengers at peak hour, with 10 check-in counters, 3 Schengen, 1 no-Schengen and one Swing Gate Lounge, and a total area of 637sq.m for retail and F&B facilities.