At Rome Fiumicino Airport, Aeroporti de Roma s.P.A (ADR) shared our vision to create a design that delivers aesthetic beauty alongside commercial effectiveness.
Designed to service an additional 6 million departure passengers per annum, the new new Non-Schengen Area E (90,000 m2) incorporates 10, 000 sq m of new retail space in a design that sets a new benchmark for European terminals. We were responsible for all commercial planning and interior design up to scheme design stage.
The dynamic contemporary space hosts a new duty free walkthrough store (1,300 m2), entered by all passengers, leading to a twin-level retail zone themed ‘Made in Italy’, with a strong emphasis on leading Italian fashion brands and local F&B brands.
The new Area E comprises bussing lounges at apron level with luxury retail at departure level and Food & Beverage concentrated on the mezzanine level. Passengers walk the length of the two-level galleries before exiting to the piers. Through a design that seeks to link retail and F&B, the mezzanine has cafes, restaurants and bars that overlook the apron as well as the ‘street’ below and expresses a strong local flavour.