BUDAPEST AIRPORT2018-08-16T15:55:16+00:00

A challenging space – transformed through design.

Up until 2010, Terminal 2 was two different terminals, 2A and 2B operated totally independently with their own check in, security departure gates and baggage reclaim. They were in located close to each other with landside and airside connections. The vision was to demolish the non-passenger based facilities located between the two parts of the terminal and channel passengers through this area before using the existing gates to depart from. The local architect had developed a commercial plan before The Design Solution was appointed and what you see today is the result of our vision. Our involvement went on to the opening date through producing the Tenants Design Handbook and all of the concessionaire approvals. Subsequently there was a role to consult on the development of other areas of the terminal.

Budapest’s challenging layout, with two terminals operating independently, was a clear impediment to maximising the airport’s non aeronautical revenue. In response, we designed a connecting building between the two terminals to provide a new central security area with a consolidated commercial offer.

From security, passengers pass through an attractive walk-through duty free shop and enter the dramatic double height departure lounge, flooded with natural light. This dynamic space is complemented by the surrounding retail and the clear views of the apron from the central seating area.

BUD

PROJECT

Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, Hungary

TOTAL AREA

6,800m2

NUMBER OF PASSENGERS

11.5 million

YEAR OPENED

2014

DESTINATIONS

International & Domestic

CLIENT

Budapest Airport Zrt

SERVICES

Airport planning, Tenants Design
Guidelines & Tenant Approvals

The dramatic departure lounge ensures that all passengers can see all of the commercial facilities. The wayfinding is in intuitive, which ensures that all visitors know precisely where to board their aircraft and thus driving both passenger satisfaction and non-aeronautical revenue.

At the mezzanine level there is a food court, restaurants and lounges, all with views over the departure lounge and outside, giving passengers an engaging environment and a distinct sense of place.

“This was a challenging project but it resulted in one of the best commercial environments we’ve ever created. It’s a great example of a terminal that blends commercial effectiveness with a powerful sense of place.”

Robbie Gill, Director of Planning, The Design Solution

“This was a challenging project but it resulted in one of the best commercial environments we’ve ever created. It’s a great example of a terminal that blends commercial effectiveness with a powerful sense of place.”

Robbie Gill

TENANTS’ DESIGN HANDBOOK AND APPROVALS

The airport and their consultants set a stage on which incoming retailers and food & beverage operators can perform. Whether local, national or international operators, each of them set their own challenges in terms of creating the most dynamic airport environment. We produced the handbook to inspire, define and formulate the concessionaires’ designs. Following that, we scrutinised all of their design submissions and made practical and creative suggestions in order to create a showcase of creative and profitable designs that was subsequently welcomed by all parties.

TENANTS’ DESIGN HANDBOOK AND APPROVALS

The airport and their consultants set a stage on which incoming retailers and food & beverage operators can perform. Whether local, national or international operators, each of them set their own challenges in terms of creating the most dynamic airport environment. We produced the handbook to inspire, define and formulate the concessionaires’ designs. Following that, we scrutinised all of their design submissions and made practical and creative suggestions in order to create a showcase of creative and profitable designs that was subsequently welcomed by all parties.

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