Lisbon Airport

The refurbishment and enlargement of Lisbon Airport’s terminal 1 building was designed to turn a dark, confusing and uninteresting airport building into a bright and airy modern facility, which would meet the demands of ever increasing international passenger numbers. At its heart, a large elliptical opening allows daylight to flood a double-height waiting lounge, which forms the dramatic focal point of the scheme. This smooth, white ellipse is punctured dramatically by timber-clad airline lounges, which overlook the waiting area below.

The five year, multi-phase project has resulted in over 22,000m² of retail and passenger space being remodelled, including the redesign of the food court and public areas, and the design of the retail and public spaces of the newly expanded airport areas, the north pier, central waiting lounge and associated shop units.

The scheme provides and exciting new gateway to Portugal’s capital city, transforming travellers’ experiences and offering both comfort and a wide range of high-quality retail experiences.

Best Shopping Centre Renovation, RLI Awards 2014 (shortlisted)


Client: Aeroportos de Portugal
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Size: 22,000m² 
Skills: Interior Design
Status: Completed

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