The jet engine gave rise to a new, iconic terminal
With the jet engine in the 1950s, the aviation exploded and the number of passengers increased tenfold in just a few years. The Vilhelm Lauritzen Terminal was already too small just a few years after it opened and the airport needed another terminal.
After successfully working on the first terminal, Vilhelm Lauritzen was once again chosen to draw the new international terminal, which is still in use today as Terminal 2. This time, the ambition was a high level of flexibility, enabling the building to accommodate future extensions concurrently with the growth of the air traffic.
The new terminal was inaugurated in 1960 and with a number of architectural features, it has become a recognized iconic building in Denmark. Just like the first terminal, it has formed a precedent for the design of airports worldwide.