Arrivals Duty Free carries exceptional importance at the radically redeveloped RIOgaleão – Tom Jobim International Airport, thus demanding a uniquely creative design response.
Our ambition to create a unique, world class passenger shopping experience, that maximises commercial performance, was blended flair and originality in a design that integrates what we believe to be the industry’s most compelling expression of sense of place.
The solution for the 4500m² Arrivals store was designed to optimise the retail opportunity offered by the country’s consumer US$500 duty free spending allowance. We integrated an innovative luggage parking service on entering the store, enabling shoppers to fully relax and explore the retail experience with a logistical system that reunites them with their luggage at the till point.
However our ambitions went well beyond operational and commercial efficiencies. This was achieved by injecting an authentic, holistic expression of the vibrancy, colour and passion of this amazing city, its rhythms and the geography of its stunning location.