Israel Alba Estudio + Kenny Risso SA Arquitectos have been shortlisted in the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2015. design et al is delighted to announce that the Buenos Aires Admiral’s Club will compete for the Airport Lounge / Terminal Award.
Designed by the Madrid-based Israel Alba Estudio and Argentina’s Kenny Risso SA Arquitectos, the Buenos Aires Admiral’s Club was a two-stage project, forming part of the expansion and refurbishment of Terminal C of the Ministro Pistarini International Airport in Ezeiza, Buenos Aires.
The lounge, specifically for American Airlines and Iberia has a relaxing and quaint atmosphere, characterised by two horizontal plans, floor and ceiling, such as continuity and a white colour scheme.
The customised furniture made with corian highlights the colour of the floor. The proposal organises and orders the space by means of a central geometric core, which its undulating shape compresses and expands the space between the existing glass façades. This creates separate areas within the lounge complex to meet the tender requirements. This central element clasps the wet areas and technical installations within its structure, as well as those requiring a degree of privacy or isolation from noise, such as toilettes, showers, kitchen or workcenter. This undulated and continuous part is clad in oak and contains a line of LED lights, energy efficient. All other facilities are set along the façades of the building and allow passengers to enjoy unobstructed views over the airport.
There are no floor-to-ceiling construction elements which may interrupt the global perception of the space or disorient the user.
The design, soft and sinuous, is reminiscent of the fluid trajectory of airborne objects and brings to mind the very essence of airlines: flight.