Melbourne Airport has been enjoying unprecedented growth in international traffic, and the existing facilities for departing passengers, in particular the retail and food and beverage outlets, were no longer considered suitable.
Designinc were commissioned to create a retail masterplan that addressed these issues and then develop it into a full retail design that created a unique and enjoyable experience for passengers. The final design addresses the whole passenger experience, from the time they enter the customs and immigration area through to the gate lounges before boarding the plane.
One of the design drivers was to create something that captured the essence of Melbourne, creating an experience for departing passengers that distinguished it from other airports. Melbourne’s unique laneways, passion for art, culture and diversity are abstractly represented within the lounge, leaving passengers with a positive final lasting impression of the city.