Milan - Italy


SEA S.p.A.




640.000 smq




Malpensa Airport is one of the largest airports in Italy and together with Linate Airport represents the main air traffic hub in northern Italy. BIMON was initially involved in the design and implementation of the airport’s VIP Terminal, and then consolidated the relationship with SEA and supported it in digital transormation and BIM implementation activities, along with BIM design validation assignments.


Project Background

BIMON was in charge of the feasibility design, final design and executive design, using BIM methodology, related to the interventions required for the construction of a new VIP Lounge area at Milan Malpensa Airport. BIMON was also in charge of Construction Supervision and Safety Coordination during Execution, all while continuing to implement the project’s BIM model.


Milan – Malpensa Airport is the main reference airport in Milan, managed by Società Esercizi Aeroportuali (SEA). It is Italy’s second airport in terms of passenger traffic (after Rome-Fiumicino Airport), ranks 9th in the world and 6th in Europe in terms of the number of countries served by direct scheduled flights. The airport has 2 terminals: Terminal 1 is used by scheduled, charter and low-cost flights, Terminal 2 was closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, and after 3 years of closure, Sea announced its reopening from May 31, 2023. Terminal 1’s third satellite is opened to the public on January 13, 2013. This completes the vision of “Malpensa 2000” activated in the 1990s on plans from the 1970s and studies from the 1960s. On April 20, 2015, the restyling of Terminal 1 is inaugurated, an 18-month, €30 million project to prepare Malpensa to welcome visitors to Expo 2015. Currently, there is a short-medium-long master plan to double passenger traffic. At the end of 2012, a plan was unveiled to build a third runway southwest of the airport, and a central terminal to the two current runways. The area cleared would have amounted to one-third of the new wooded areas. The project was then withdrawn in August 2014 only to be tweaked and resubmitted in 2015 with a new master plan that included expansion of the cargo area and ‘increased exit and rapid entry for the two runways.



Multidisciplinary Coordination

Special attention was paid to multidisciplinary coordination in order to identify and resolve any interferences before the construction phase.

Document Extrapolation

From the BIM model, all executive technical drawings necessary for the construction of the work were extrapolated.

Supervision and Safety Coordination

BIM Construction Supervision and Safety Coordination during Execution

Faesability Design

BIM Technical and Economic Feasibility Design

BIM Final Design

BIM Executive Design




Riccardo Pagani


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