Bicycle container for Dresden Airport

Bicycle container at Dresden Airport
Visitors have an excellent view of the airport from the viewing platform on the roof of the ELA container.

Dresden, Germany

Responsible ELA location

ELA Container GmbH, Frankenberg, Saxony

Type and number of container

1 ELA steel container / special design

Floor space

15 m² + roof area


Viewing platform and bike shed


Outer walls: Carmine red, RAL 3002 and traffic grey, RAL 7042

Floor: Aluminium, 3 mm thick

Extra equipment

odified 20-foot high cube steel container, ISO standard, insulation with 60 mm mineral wool panels, doorway, painted to customer specifications, central electrical connection, 380 V AC, lockable 380/230 V distribution board in the lower area of the wall, 3 LED panels in the interior, IIO44 sockets, exterior lighting, staircase, stairhead, platform, terrace, stairs with non-slip steel grating

Duration of use

Several years


Even airports are increasingly focused on protecting the environment and climate. To reduce CO2 emissions when passengers travel to and from the airport, Dresden Airport has recently opened a modern, secure bike shed for up to twelve bicycles and electric bikes. The ELA container for bicycles is purpose-built.


“This container is not just a bike shed, but also a viewing platform”, explains Erik Geidelt, Commercial Branch Manager at ELA Container’s office in Frankenberg, Saxony. Visitors can ascend a set of stairs with non-slip steel grating to access the roof of the 20-foot standard shipping container. “They have a perfect view of the airport ramp from there," says Geidelt. 

The ELA special container has space for up to 12 bicycles.
The ELA special container at Dresden Airport has enough space and security for up to 12 bicycles and electric bikes.

The ELA special container is around 6 metres long and 2.5 metres wide. Its sturdy steel frame construction is fitted with robust, fully welded trapezoidal sheeting with additional insulation on three sides. The viewing platform on the roof has handrails all around it. The LED panels inside the bike shed keep it illuminated even in the darkness. “We painted the container module red at the request of the customer. This makes it match the backdrop of the airport”, says Geidelt.

The bicycle container fits perfectly with the backdrop of the airport
The bike shed made from an ELA special container is just a short walk from the check-in desk at the airport.

The bike shed is one of many different steps being taken by the Dresden Airport to protect the environment and the climate. Passengers and visitors can now leave their bicycles in a more convenient spot and head over to the check-in desk in just a few minutes. The free service is intended to people including passengers with hand luggage or visitors to the airport. 


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