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Boeing 747 Double Hangar, Bahrain International Airport

Boeing 747 Double Hangar, Bahrain International Airport

The Project

A Double Hangar 200x100m, of 42m height, for the Manama Airport of the Kingdom of Bahrain. For the Design and Build Tender in 2011, cubus prepared the complete structural design for Terna Bahrain. Terna was found to be the lowest bidder, but the project’s assignment has not yet been completed.


The building is a steel construction, with a total weight of about 8000-9000 tones, depending on the preferred solution, with or without a middle column at the entrance. In the first case, we have two doors of a 100m span, accommodating two Boeing 747 airplanes, while in the second one there’s one 200m opening.


At the back side, there’s a 5 floor building for service purposes – offices, mechanical equipment installations, warehouses and parking lots – as a composite steel design.

For the foundation concrete piles cast in situ are applied within sandy soil. The inner pavement is concreted after vibro-compaction of the soil.


Inside there are several cranes and telescopic platforms, used for the repair and repainting of airplanes, which are hung by the roof. Crane motion imposes very strict displacement limitations, which call for a roof of very high stiffness. The roof is comprised of three- and four-cord truss girders, of about 75m span, of 5m static height.

The front piers are truss columns, while in the back there are composite steel full-height columns. For purposes of fire resistance, fire-proof cement boards cover the piers and all beams are coated with fire-proof paint and fire-resistant false ceilings are installed.



Kingdom of Bahrain

Akbari Architects

Terna Contracting WLL

Our Scope of Works
Tender, Preliminary Design

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