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Architecture and transit zones. sanzpont [arquitectura].
Airport terminals are the consummate transit areas. Architecture firm sanzpont [arquitectura] has designed a friendly, welcoming shopping area for Terminal 2 in Mexico’s San Juan del Cabo airport, giving travellers a special experience.

So many of us love travelling, but more often than not, the time we spend waiting, particularly in airports is truly tedious. The operator of San Juan de Cabo airport in Mexico decided to offer a complete pleasant experience to weary travellers, and approached the architecture team from sanzpont [arquitectura] with offices in Mexico, Spain and the USA, briefing them to design a shopping centre that would not only respond to the needs of travellers in terms of supply and services, but would also communicate the true essence of the actual airport.

sanzpont then came up with coordinated image whose design alludes to the aeronautical industry; indeed, it adopted BIM (Building Information Modeling) technology to create aerodynamically flowing areas that accommodate both shops and relaxing lounge areas.

The concept of organic forms is broadened in the VIP room – indeed, the complex facade of the reserved zone is the result of parametric experimental digital technology making it possible to lighten the structure. The support system is clad in white aluminium panels, slotted together like a puzzle.

The colour of the wood used for the skin, together with the warm violet of the carpets and the comfy chairs all reference the local crafts tradition. This design option not only engages with the site but it adds that touch of warmth that is so sought-after in transit zones.

Project: sanzpont [arquitectura], http://www.sanzpont.com/
Location: San Juan de Cabo, Mexico
Year: 2013
Photography: Arq. Victor Sanz Pont
Link: Transit areas – Hassell for the Sydney metro Holmenkollen Metro Station by RRA http://www.floornature.com/blog/andldquourban-natureandrdquo-holmenkollen-metro-station-reiulf-ramstad-arkitekter-8016/, Stadium MRT Station Singapore by WoHa http://www.floornature.com/blog/stadium-mrt-station-singapore-by-woha-7898/


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