Hotel Sheraton

YEAR

2008

PLACE

Malpensa

WEIGHT

~ 7000 tonn.

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Hotel Sheraton, built on top of an existing auto workshop, is in front of Terminal 1 of the Malpensa airport.

The building is 420 m long, 64 m wide, 21 m high and has 436 rooms, a 2 000 m2 conference hall and SPA that is directly accessible from Terminal 1 of the airport through a connecting tunnel.

The main building is composed of 130 tubular columns 612 mm in diameter arranged in a rather regular mesh and each one about 16.6 m from the other.

There are 460 between main and secondary beams per floor and they were designed with structural pre-camber.

A fibreglass-based composite with an exterior quartz finish was used as facing for the building.