The Horizon Airport Lounge, Platov

Designed by: VOX Architects
For client: MC Airports of Regions Floor area: 240.00 M² Year of completion: 2018
Submitted for: Governmental Interior of the Year

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About the Project

Rostov-on-Don is the southern capital of the Russian Federation, a large industrial and cultural center. Platov Airport is the largest transport hub of this rich region with a total area more than 50,000 sq.m.
The concept of the project conveys the natural beauty and richness of the southern region - beauty of the endless horizon of the Don.
A metal profile, located at the eye level of a standing person, draws a graphic line along the partitions around the lounge perimeter, resembling the horizon. A visually heavier finish is selected for the partitions below the profile line. A linear source of light is hidden in the profile, illuminating the top surfaces with blue light. The idea was to make the space in its upper part less material and more ephemeral and dissolved. This is also facilitated by the “absence” of the ceiling and the transparent partitions dividing the hall into functional areas. The partitions are varied in height, proportions and color, but they are all enclosed in thin metal frames which echo with the “horizon” graphics. Transparent layers and thin lines overlap each other in perspective, and in the center there is a large blue mirror sun, which hovers above increasing the illusory depth of space.

What’s unique about it

This is not only an interior for a comfortable passengers stay. This is multifunctional art-object. In this project, an unusual approach was applied to the design of the airport business-lounge. Extraordinary materials are used: cellular polycarbonate partitions, special paint with a mirror effect and etc.
The choice of furniture was especially careful. The factories were chosen with the highest indicators of durability and comfort. Each piece of furniture was personally tested by the authors of the project.
Power outlets were designed on special stations, with built-in USB and Qi charging points for the convenient charging of mobile devices and electronics.

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Credits:
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