AAC
Passenger Hall
Milano Malpensa

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This addition to Malpensa Airport, acts as an absolute element in the context; pure geometry is presented as the only solution to a dominant complexity. The design exists as a parallelepiped of 12x12x36 meters, set on the sliding axis of the moving walkway that connects the train station to the terminals of the airport. On the exterior, circles of light and small dots of strobe lights define the volume. Laterally, two hemispheres of light and intermittent points of light are projected on two square surfaces in red clay, relating the flight activity from the sky above. The walls flanking the entrance are devoted to two projections by video artist, Grazia Toderi. The images, dedicated to the relationship between the sky and Earth, the dream of flight, light paths of airplanes at night that appear even in the most isolated zones of the planet, and the ancient representation of terrestrial and celestial globes, welcome passengers arriving and departing.

  • Type: 
    Public space

  • Scale: 
    Architecture

  • Status: 
    Concept

  • Client: 
    SEA Areoporti Milano

  • Budget: 
    1,7 M€

  • Team: 
    A2BC, Grazia Toderi

  • Photos: 
    -

  • Year: 
    2009