Aalborg vividly demonstrates the potential for smaller, but still highly ambitious airports, to offer a stunning retail experience that helps drive their non-aeronautical revenue.
Aalborg’s 550m2 walk-through duty free store is the vibrant centerpiece of the airport development program, addressing the anticipated increase in traffic from 700,000 to 1.5 million passengers per annum.
For The Design Solution, pioneers in walkthrough store design, the challenge to create an effective version of this concept on a smaller scale was appealing. The re-configuration of the airport gave us a perfect opportunity for a walkthrough format for all international passengers, albeit in terms of total footprint this would be the most compact solution we had ever designed.
Smaller but highly effective, the store is meticulously planned to incorporate a comprehensive core offer as well as Sunglasses, Jewellery, Accessories and Watches to complement the Perfume and Cosmetics department.