The DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH is a federally owned company, according to private law, employing a staff of around 6000. The DFS ensures safe and punctual aviation. Daily, staff coordinate up to 10,000 aviation movements within German airspace, which translates into around three million per annum. As a result, Germany is the country with the densest air traffic in Europe. The Center der Deutschen Flugsicherung is equipped with high-tech facilities, resulting in above average electrical energy consumption. For the centre extension at the Munich airport, client, architect and TGA engineers managed to keep the specific energy consumption around 30 % below the requirements of the current Energy Saving Ordinance and 15 % below the higher specification of the Renewable Energy Act(EEG).
NAME: Air Traffic Control Centre at Munich airport
FUNCTION: Radar control centre
MEASURE: Centre extension
AIM: Building to house up to 120 air traffic controllers
PROJECT YEAR: 2012