Refurbishment and design based on the surrounding environment.
Ineco’s works on refurbishment of the south runway and the planning and design of the new runway and technical supervision of the work, include the provision of technical assistance to the Compañía de Desarrollo Aeropuerto Eldorado S.A. (CODAD).
In a joint venture with the Spanish architectural firm GOP, it has also undertaken the study, design and future fitting out and equipping of the new control tower which is set to become a technological and architectural icon for the Colombian capital.
The new control tower is built in the form of two steel spirals with its conceptual design inspired by its surroundings, popular muisca culture, and the symbolism inherent in the legend of Eldorado. At 80 metres high it is one of the tallest control towers in the world.
Ineco has developed an external metal mesh for the structure which provides resistance and simplifies construction, and is a vital component given the seismic activity in the area.
However, Ineco has not only defined the tower design but it has also been involved in analysing the operation, the system specifications and the air navigation equipment required, increasing the movement capacity of aircraft in an environment with operational difficulties. Eldorado is 2,545 metres above sea level and has a considerable volume air traffic requiring the most advanced navigation systems.
Ineco has consolidated its international presence with this project, particularly in Latin America.