Copenhagen airport is the busiest in Scandinavia, serving more than 62,000 passengers per day. 23.3 million passengers passed through the facility in 2012, and it has a maximum capacity of 83 loadings/hour with room for 108 airplanes.
Terminal 2, designed by Vilhelm Lauritzen and completed in 1939, is considered a major work in Nordic functionalist and international modernist architecture. In 2000 the whole terminal was moved to another part of the airport and completely restored, and is now a listed building. This will probably be a surprise to most, as it looks and feels very modern, but a closer inspection reveals some nice classic details.
Terminal 3 was completed in 1998, and according the the airports website "The overall design of Terminal 3 was inspired by an aircraft wing and consists of two double, curved trinagles on either side of a ribbon skylight that runs the length of the building. From the moment they arrive at the airport, this wing reminds passengers of the journey they are about to make. The distinctive row of 22 m columns that run through the building support the roof and allow the space below to be flooded with light, creating a feeling of almost monumental dimensions. This openness and light also provide an overall view of the terminal and make it easy for people to find their way around." Actually, the terminal has never made a particular impression on me the many times I have travelled through it over the years, but going to photograph it made me look at it with fresh eyes, and there is definitely something I like about it.
Shot for Danish magazine Euroman.