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Lisbon International Airport
Lisbon, Portugal

Transforming the traveller's experience

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.

This five year multi-phased project features an extension to the Lisbon Airport’s existing Terminal 1 building, as well as a significant upgrade to the retail offer and public concourses, with the phased approach enabling the airport to continue to operate throughout.

The scheme has enhanced the quality of both the existing and new spaces. It has created different places and different ambiences along the route taken by passengers, while employing a coherent architectural language for the intervention as a whole.

The redesigned interiors reveal the conceptual purpose of adding a ‘sense of place’, by creating a particular atmosphere for this specific airport. This is apparent from the use of traditional Portuguese architectural elements, shapes and colours, reinterpreted to an unexpected and contemporary use.

“The balance between luxury brands and essential goods is crucial, but so is the quality of interior design, comfort, layout, positioning and flow.Airports are more than gateways which passengers pass through and they should project the excitement of travel, while offering comfort and a wide-range of high-quality retail experiences and waiting facilities.”
Stuart Rough, Group Chairman, Broadway Malyan

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