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 recognisable 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, characterised by the glass wall and the ceiling’s undulating movement together with the existing parquet flooring.
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.