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First Pics Of New VIE Terminal

Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:33 pm

After the pax trials in the new "Skylink" terminal at VIE started, the first pics can be found online:
http://diepresse.com/home/panorama/w..._vl_backlink=/home/index.do&popup=

Very much better than the dated old terminal IMHO!
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RE: First Pics Of New VIE Terminal

Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:45 pm

OMG, what a boring design and architecture.

Back to the 70s, or what?   
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RE: First Pics Of New VIE Terminal

Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:50 pm

Hmm I guess its hard to get a all rounded view from the pics but I'm not impressed. Maybe I will be when I'm there in person but for me some areas look very claustrophobic.
 
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RE: First Pics Of New VIE Terminal

Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:52 pm

these low ceilings everywhere make it appear quite cramped ....
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RE: First Pics Of New VIE Terminal

Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:59 pm

Quoting oldeuropean (Reply 1):
Back to the 70s, or what?

Well, as Gustav Mahler once said: "Wenn die Welt einmal untergeht ziehe ich nach Wien, denn dort passiert alles 50 Jahre später!"
(If the world ends, I'm going to move to Vienna. Everything happens 50 years later there!"

I agree that the architecture could have been more innovative (from what is visible on the pics), but anything's better than todays setup.
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RE: First Pics Of New VIE Terminal

Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:14 pm

Quoting oldeuropean (Reply 1):
OMG, what a boring design and architecture.
Quoting OA260 (Reply 2):
Hmm I guess its hard to get a all rounded view from the pics but I'm not impressed.

Thanks AustrianZRH for posting but to me I think the same as already posted!!!! Maybe they should have taken the designer of ZRH Airport Center !!!!


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RE: First Pics Of New VIE Terminal

Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:13 pm

Quoting B738FlyUIA (Reply 5):
Maybe they should have taken the designer of ZRH Airport Center !!!!

Well, at least in the pics you only see the check-in halls and the piers. And those are from a design point of view also not comparable to the Airport Center (i.e., food and shop and passenger distribution) area in ZRH. I sincerely hope that there will be better architecture in that area in VIE as well.


But I'm just wondering why I even care as ZRH is my home airport. Probably patriotism coming through .
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RE: First Pics Of New VIE Terminal

Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:47 pm

I think it is remarkably similar to ZRH in terms of the colours and materials used. I'd also suggest the photos don't do it justice (they never do - with some strange angles)

I actually quite like it!
 
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RE: First Pics Of New VIE Terminal

Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:55 pm

I like it a lot. Of course, a cardboard box would be better than the current set up...
 
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RE: First Pics Of New VIE Terminal

Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:18 pm

I can see a lot of tall windows, i like that. What i really care about an airport is how easy it is to navigate, short walking distances and easy transfers. Anyhow anything is an improvement to what VIE is at this time. Again my   
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RE: First Pics Of New VIE Terminal

Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:47 pm

To me seems simple and nice, hope to try it soon.
 
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RE: First Pics Of New VIE Terminal

Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:53 pm

Wow. I don't think I've ever seen a less inspiring set of photographs to showcase a new terminal...I can't speak much to whether it's an improvement on what VIE had before or not (the only time I've been anywhere near the place was on a Vienna-Bratislava bus that passed through the airport), but the selected photographs here certainly don't do much to get a traveler excited. As long as it's functional, I suppose...
 
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RE: First Pics Of New VIE Terminal

Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:26 pm

First of all, I find the pictures worthless. The new terminal looks like a low cost terminal. I wouldn't like to spend the night in there! I've been to VIE 1 year ago and I really dislike the airport. Congrats to the person who took these ''wonderful'' pictures I guess...
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RE: First Pics Of New VIE Terminal

Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:36 pm

Seem's to be a large improvement on what was previously there!

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RE: First Pics Of New VIE Terminal

Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:54 pm

Quoting oldeuropean (Reply 1):

Have you lived in the 70s?Thats not looking like the century at all bro
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RE: First Pics Of New VIE Terminal

Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:01 pm

Interesting and thanks for posting AustrianZRH. I have not been too inspired by the photos shown so far (including all the official press photos that have been shown on the VIE website). I think part of the issue is that not a single one of the photos has shown any form of gastronomic, shopping or entertainment installation.

I look forward to checking it out in July, however.

Quoting AustrianZRH (Reply 4):
"Wenn die Welt einmal untergeht ziehe ich nach Wien, denn dort passiert alles 50 Jahre später!"

Could not agree more! AustrianZRH, are you a Viennese spotter? I am too!


Also, I must disagree with comments putting down the current VIE terminal. While quite crowded and not the most inspiring in terms of design, it is incredible functional and practical. A far more pleasant experience than many of the 25+ other airports I pass through each year  
 
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RE: First Pics Of New VIE Terminal

Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:47 pm

How long has it taken to open this terminal, it's been looking pretty much finished for the last 4 years.

[Edited 2012-01-13 15:49:44]
 
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RE: First Pics Of New VIE Terminal

Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:15 am

Old terminal might be dated, however frankly it was one of my favorites in Europe because it made connections so easy, and is what allowed OS to operate such a great connecting hub.

I am afraid the new terminal will make things only harder in the connection world, increasing the distances for both the passenger and airline. If I want to use a grander ZRH or MUC I would, but VIE is truly unique with its 25-minute connections.
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RE: First Pics Of New VIE Terminal

Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:23 am

What will happen to the old terminal?
 
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RE: First Pics Of New VIE Terminal

Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:59 am

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 17):
I am afraid the new terminal will make things only harder in the connection world, increasing the distances for both the passenger and airline. If I want to use a grander ZRH or MUC I would, but VIE is truly unique with its 25-minute connections.

Does it really matter if you have 25 min at VIE or 30 in MUC?
True, MUC's MCT (minimum connection time) was increased temporarily to 40 min due to construction going on with the new satellite with T2 flights having to park on the T1 apron (including some long hauls), but once construction is done, I would hope that it'll be back to 30min.
 
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RE: First Pics Of New VIE Terminal

Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:16 am

When I last flew out of VIE the security checkpoints were at each gate and the security staff moved from gate to gate, admitting passengers to the sterile gate area close to departure time. Is this still the case in the new terminal?

I don't know if it was efficient or not, but it was fun to watch.
 
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RE: First Pics Of New VIE Terminal

Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:19 am

Love the design of that terminal. Minimalist in some ways yes, but its a better design than many out there.
 
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RE: First Pics Of New VIE Terminal

Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:33 am

Quoting thegivenone (Reply 15):
Could not agree more! AustrianZRH, are you a Viennese spotter? I am too!

No, my user name shows pretty much my situation right now, an Austrian in ZRH  . But even originally, I'm a Gsibeeergaaaah .

Many happy spotting days to VIE, though!
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RE: First Pics Of New VIE Terminal

Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:34 pm

Quoting photoshooter (Reply 12):
First of all, I find the pictures worthless

Typical uninspired and low quality pictures from "all purpose" telephone equipped newspaper "photographers". Unfortunately media events are heavily overcrowded these days with coffee and cookies lovers. A harsh lesson to be learn here by Vienna Airport and others. Ironically there are plenty of aviation related photographers on this website more than capable to deliver promotional high quality material at such important events.
 
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RE: First Pics Of New VIE Terminal

Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:16 pm

I've lived in the 70s. Airports were much more spacious and less crowded then.

Don't like it. Never flown to VIE so I don't know the previous airport, but this is not inspiring design. Bare minimum. Low ceilings and the departure gates don't seem big enough.
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RE: First Pics Of New VIE Terminal

Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:24 pm

Thanks for posting it.
Frankly, I m not impressed either, although it's better what they have now. While VIE is nice for connecting, I don't like to spend time in that airport more than necessary. Well I slept one night in the terminal airside, on bench between duty free and the schengen gates...

How long did it took to get this completed? why did it took so long? It seems to me that the terminal is completed for years now... Will it be a terminal of it own, used by and it's partners? what will happen to the old terminal? Or is it just an extension and are both terminals linked?

[Edited 2012-01-14 13:28:05]
 
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RE: First Pics Of New VIE Terminal

Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:04 pm

As far as i understood The New terminal is stile closed.
When is the final opening scheduled?
 
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RE: First Pics Of New VIE Terminal

Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:04 pm

lol this is kinda 70's, way to bring it back  
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RE: First Pics Of New VIE Terminal

Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:30 am

Its not flashy in your face that the likes DXB, or megasized like T5 @LHR but quite subtle, it does not need to have a statement or prove anything but serve the purpose for which it was built. No doubt it will do what Austrian's do best - very high standards, quality and efficiency. In my opinion it will more than compensate for aesthetics. As for the old terminal, frankly its one of the best I have flown through, its bright, pleasant and hassle free with friendly staff. Come on its Vienna - who cares about the airport, the city is stunning enough as it is :P
 
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RE: First Pics Of New VIE Terminal

Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:34 am

Quoting bavair (Reply 19):
Does it really matter if you have 25 min at VIE or 30 in MUC?

Well what I enjoy about VIE today its the extreme compactness. Connections in many cases is literally no more than within a 50-meter walk within the rotunda gates.
Yes MUC T-2 is a very nice facility, however it can involve lots of walking(or running), changing levels etc.

So while not the pretties place, and often crowded, VIE today is quite practical and works well imo and I'll be say to see it transformed into a much larger facility.
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RE: First Pics Of New VIE Terminal

Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:47 am

Quoting ju068 (Reply 18):

What will happen to the old terminal?

It will be renovated and continue to be used for non-Star Alliance carriers.

Quoting UM78 (Reply 26):

As far as i understood The New terminal is stile closed.
When is the final opening scheduled?

It will open on June 3, 2012.

We (= our company) are tasked with the relocation planning, coordination and execution for all non-Star Allliace assets(i.e. airport administrations, some smaller airlines, which are handled by OS and thus also move to the new terminal etc.) from the old buildings to the Skylink.
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RE: First Pics Of New VIE Terminal

Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:44 am

Looks boring and efficient.
 
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RE: First Pics Of New VIE Terminal

Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:31 pm

It looks better in real life than on these small photos.

Don't forget that none of the shops, restaurants, airline lounges etc. have yet been installed.

Also the new terminal will feature a visitor's deck.
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RE: First Pics Of New VIE Terminal

Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:51 pm

These photos don't really say much of the building's architecture, there are no general overviews or wide-angle shots provided, I wouldn't jump to conclusions. VIE was pretty crowded when I was there, this terminal is a much needed expansion. And if it does the job efficiently, then everything else is just a bonus.
 
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RE: First Pics Of New VIE Terminal

Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:43 pm

I wouldn't have guessed from the pics that it was a new terminal.

Any new building or renovation should make a statement. That could be an old terminal prior to a transformation.

As a passenger that's not really what I'm looking for.
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