Baku’s freshly concluded Heydar Aliyev Global Airport terminal looks practically futuristic, with its softly coloured landscape dotted with large organic and natural-shaped cocoons lined in latticework.
Made by Turkish style gurus Seyhan Özdemir and Sefer Caglar, founders of Istanbul style follow Autoban, the new inside responds to a obvious short: ‘When the Azeri airport authorities frequented the CIP lounge we’d created for Turkish Airways in Istanbul, they wanted the identical come to feel and thought of shells within a even bigger construction,’ recalls Özdemir. ‘They additional that all passengers need to truly feel like they are VIPs – that there must be no this sort of thing as “community regions”.’
Functioning all around the concept of comfort and privateness, the duo designed cocoons that bring the human scale again to the main of this 1,000 sq m task. They also developed areas of various ceiling heights to break the inner volume of the huge terminal. These support to define the spaces the place passengers can rest, lounge, get pleasure from a spa therapy or perform with their children in specifically devoted pods.
Clad in oak veneer or covered with convex latticework, the protecting bubbles sit amid trees and customized-designed furnishings, as if they were pavilions staged in an imaginary backyard. Built from natural resources, they set off the senses and intrigue. In purchase to anchor their design inside the vast airport, Özdemir and Caglar used demanding geometry to their style, making use of a motif of triangular designs to form the cocoons, the flooring and the overhead lights technique.
The terminal’s cozy, successful and magnificent surroundings sets the tone for the lounging and buying to appear, while improving the higher-conclude journey knowledge.