Vitro Cristalglass contributes to Málaga airport and Cercanías Train Station

  Building applications

Vitro’s subsidiary in Spain has supplied more than 183,000 square feet of value added glass for the enlargement of the airport of Málaga in Spain; as well as more than 61,300 square feet of architectural glass for the walls and ceilings of the subway train station that leads to the airport.

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The airport of Málaga is located in southern Andalucía, and well connected with the entire Costa del Sol
The airport of Málaga is located in southern Andalucía, 8 km southwest from the capital of this province, and well connected with the entire Costa del Sol, one of the most important tourist areas of Spain.
The idea to expand this airport, the most important since 1991, emerged in light of the considerable passenger flow, which reaches more than 13.5 million each year, becoming the nation’s fourth area in traffic volume.
The new Terminal (T3) was designed by the Architect Bruce S. Fairbanks and has been 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 over several levels.
The new construction site has a transportation exchange so travellers may access vehicles such as buses, taxis and rental cars, among others, as well as the brand new Cercanías train station that connects Málaga with Fuengirola.
This Terminal takes full advantage of the lighting factor due to its glass façade with a length of 738 square feet and high ceilings that ease the income of natural light.
“The composition is made up of 10mm Templex® glass on the outside, Solarlux® Supernatural 68, a 16mm air chamber and inner safety Multipact® glass composed of two 6mm panes of colourless glass. The glazed closi...





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