Frankfurt Airport - Extension A-WestBack to Projects list
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.
Fraport AG, Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide
gmp · Architekten, Hamburg
Involved Team Members of CONCEPTLICHT
Helmut Angerer, Jan Nielsen, Eva Lechermann, Martin Möller
preliminary design, final design