Frankfurt Airport - Extension A-West

Frankfurt, Germany
Photo © Marcus Bredt
Photo © Marcus Bredt
Photo © Marcus Bredt
Photo © Marcus Bredt
Photo © Marcus Bredt
Photo © Marcus Bredt
Photo © Marcus Bredt
Lighting Designers
Frankfurt, Germany
Fraport AG - Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide
gmp · Architekten, Hamburg
Helmut Angerer, Jan Nielsen, Eva Lechermann, Martin Möller
preliminary design, final design

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.

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