Frankfurt Airport - Extension A-West

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Location
Frankfurt
Year
2012

Airports convey the first and the last impression of a city. The special usage of channelling great crowds of people within a very short time brings along a bustling activity. Consequently, it is the aim of the architecture and the lighting design to counteract this hectic rush by creating a calm, non-monotonous atmosphere. A uniform lighting would make the airport appear endless. Thus, for creating a visual shortening, the eye needs a clear separation of the route into several partial sections. While the check-in areas are equipped with luminous ceilings that work as conspicuous aiming points, the routes in between are designed as unobtrusive as possible, allowing an easy focus on the destination point.

Client
Fraport AG, Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide

Architects
gmp · Architekten, Hamburg

Involved Team Members of CONCEPTLICHT
Helmut Angerer, Jan Nielsen, Eva Lechermann, Martin Möller

Services
preliminary design, final design

Photograph
Marcus Bredt

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