Airport Roissy Charles de Gaulle
The Ceiling panels at the airport Roissy Charles de Gaulle – Satellit S3. The airport Roissy Charles de Gaulle in Paris is the most important airport in France. With over 58 million passengers passing through each year, it is one of the largest transit airports in Europe.
Design and functionality with Architectural Mesh
The new construction of Satellite S3 was fitted with ceiling panels made from HAVER weave type DOGLA-TRIO 1010.
HAVER & BOECKER created an individual mesh designed to meet the very specific technical and visual requirements for this project; the mesh had to be durable, robust, non-combustible and had to have a large open area to meet fire regulations. At the same time the mesh needed to visually disguise the technical services above, whilst still giving easy access for maintenance purposes.
The architect chose HAVER weave type DOGLA-TRIO 1010, which met all the technical and visual demands. The strength of the wire and the structure of this mesh type creates a very robust specification offering an open area of approximately 72%. The clusters of vertical warp wires give this mesh high aesthetic appeal. The overall effect is a wire mesh ceiling which creates an exclusive ambience within the Satellite S3.
In total HAVER & BOECKER supplied 19,500 m² of weave type DOGLA-TRIO 1010.
Aéroport Roissy Charles de Gaulle
To accommodate the steadily increasing number of passengers, the airport was expanded during 2004, with the new construction of Satellit S3 finally completed in 2007.
The Satellit S3 floor-plan is 750 m long and 80 m wide. Located east of terminals 2E and F2 it acts as a transit area between long-distance and short-distance flights. As well as 1400m² of cafes and restaurants the building also offers the traveller 3200m² of different shops.
Photos: © Fabrice Rambert