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VIP LOUNGE FOR IBERIA/AMERICAN AIRLINES. EZEIZA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, BUENOS AIRES

Our design for AMERICAN AIRLINES and IBERIA forms part of the expansion and refurbishment of Terminal C at the Ministro Pistarini International Airport in Ezeiza, Buenos Aires. It began in 2009 and will be completed in 2013. Our proposal organises and orders the space by means of a central geometric core, whose 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. It is clad in oak and contains a line of LED lights. 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 shower cubicles or work stations. All other facilities are set along the façades of the building and allow passengers to enjoy unobstructed views over the airport. The design, soft and sinuous, is reminiscent of the fluid trajectory of airborne objects and brings to mind the very essence of airlines: flight.

typology: Interior design location: Buenos Aires, Argentina area: 1.500 m² status: under construction 2013 client: IBERIA/AMERICAN AIRLINES TEAM:
principal architect: Israel Alba
Chacra Comunicación, S.L. (Esther Marquina)
associated architects on-site: KENNY RISSO, S.A.
associated architect: Mónica Domínguez
architects: Javier Nuño, Zina Petrikova, Ines Steuber
builidng services consulting: Solventa Ingenieros Consultores, S.L.P. (Vicente Erguido)
engineering consulting: María Concepción Pérez
computer graphics: Chacra Comunicación, S.L.
construction company: HELPORT, S.A.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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