Venice Marco Polo International Airport (VCE): VIP Lounge

Venice Marco Polo International Airport (VCE): VIP Lounge

An oasis and a lantern

Boluses, glass drops still undefined, are the origin of the most valued and representative Venetian product. The proposal for Venice Airport's new VIP Lounge uses glass as both a generator of form and a finishing material, bearer of a strong and recognizable identity, expression of the individual character of place to which it belongs.

The floor plan configures two macro-areas, one being the negative of the other. A series of glass cylinders form a ribbon wall to describe them. On the one side, looking out on to the runway and lit by the large present day windows, is the main relax area, characterized by the glass wall and the ceiling's undulating movement together with the existing parquet flooring.

Key Facts

Client: SAVE
Location: Venice, Italy
Year: 2014 - 2017
Floor Area: 1.150 sqm
Services: Architectural Design, Interior Design, Structural Engineering, MEP
Venice Marco Polo International Airport (VCE): VIP Lounge

Axonometry of the Venice Airport VIP Lounge

A Functional and elegant layout

The buffet counter, positioned centrally, along with several seating systems, contributes also to the atmosphere. On the other side of the glass partition, ancillary functions and services (reception, coatroom, changing rooms, restrooms, storage, and food preparation areas) are near to the airports central core. Among these functions are interspersed two quiet areas, secluded spaces suited for reading or simple rest.

As support to the lounge, originating from the present day refurbishment, located is a winter garden covering in part the existing terrace. Experienced by passengers as an oasis and as a lantern for the general terminal public, it establishes a direct internal-external relationship.

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