Although the design language for both the simulator buildings is the same, the accommodation is different. Pilot training for Comair and other international aviation companies are done by Comair in these buildings. They consist of simulator spaces as well as lecture rooms, conference rooms and offices. All technical areas were specifically planned for the requirements of each simulator. Workshop areas and spare stores are shared between the simulator buildings.
All accommodation requirements had to fit into a two storey structure. The height of the envelope for the movement of the simulator is 9500 mm. The curved roof structure provided the additional height needed for the two simulators in the middle and most of the accommodation requirements on the sides. The building is orientated directly north. Maximum daylight on the northern and southern facades penetrates deep into the simulator open space. Sun control louvers on the outside of the northern glass façade protect the simulator hall from direct sunlight.
When the second simulator building was built, a new main entrance on ground floor was designed with a link between the existing and new buildings on the first floor. Direct access from the main entrance to the training facilities on ground floor in the new simulator was a requirement.
The design of the entrance consists of curved pipes with different curves to identify and enhance the different functional spaces within the entrance. Due to the quality workmanship of the building contractor, the design challenges and vision of the consultants were successfully realized and the end product creates a pleasant airplane fuselage like atmosphere.