Airside: an architectural solution for airside passengers.
With a sharp increase in airside time, travellers are resolved to explore the numerous retail and leisure facilities that modern airports have on offer. The challenge was to create a vision for a new 'destination facility' that could offer weary travellers a private sanctuary.
For up to three hours travellers have their own dedicated "Pod zone" within the tower where they can relax, listen to music, watch a movie, videoconference and prepare a presentation. A multimedia pod that is centrally managed by the towers hostess who facilitates their arrival and departure, onwards to catch their flight. An intelligent booking system manages the duration within the pod sanctuary so that the traveller arrives at their flights check-in desk as their flight begins boarding.