The Crown Prince of Denmark has inaugurated the largest construction project in recent times in Copenhagen Airport: the 36,000m² (387,500ft²) Pier E.
The first stage of Pier E has eight gates, a new passport control, spacious and bright passenger areas and a new office building, which will house police officers, technical staff and equipment. In 2020, a further 8,000m² (86,111ft²) space will open, with three new flexible bus gates and two new contact gates for long-haul flights.
The new terminal also features Denmark’s largest glass mosaic. Created as a windowpane in the passport control area, the 22 x 6m (72 x 20ft) “Sfinks og natur” (Sphinx and Nature) is the creation of one of Denmark’s most renowned young artists, Alexander Tovborg.
Copenhagen Airport is investing just short of Dkr2bn (US$0.3bn) in the construction of Pier E. It is the precursor to an even bigger construction project, an 80,000m2 (861,112ft2) expansion of the terminals between Gates B and C.
Moving five bus gates from the far end of the terminal by Pier C to the new Pier E frees up the space for the next construction project and a significant expansion of the baggage reclaim area.