Circular building 'Checkpoint 90' at Schiphol under construction

June 04, 2024
Schiphol Checkpoint 90 MR

At Schiphol Airport, we are currently building ‘Checkpoint 90’, a circular building sourced through Urban Mining. The Building Circularity Index (BCI) scores an impressive 70%: meaning 70% of the construction consists of repurposed materials from the demolition of office buildings and cargo buildings at Schiphol, including steel structures, ceilings, doors, lighting, interior elements and more.

Checkpoint 90 is fully energy neutral, boasting an Energy Label A++++ and bifacial translucent solar panels that also serve as waterproof roofing. Additionally, the building incorporates biobased materials, is fully demountable, and is disconnected from the gas grid.

Checkpoint 90 is the largest vehicle security checkpoint at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Designed as a pilot project, Benthem Crouwel Architects created a versatile toolbox intended for reuse in the development of future checkpoints at the airport.

Checkpoint 90 is a key component of Schiphol Circular, and embodies our commitment to sustainability. It will open in 2025.

Partners: NACO, Netherlands Airport Consultants, BAM Advies & Engineering, Royal Schiphol Group.