The design gives emphasis on highlighting the primary circulation within the store. This is achieved through forms and a differentiation of material colours both on floors and ceilings. The lighting design follows the same principle with a combination of direct and indirect lighting.
The bookstore façade has been designed to allow for visual penetration from the outside. All interior wall decorative elements and furniture, including the front desk and the “vitrine” showcase, have been custom-designed for this store.
Eleftheroudakis Retail Unit
Located in a central position of the main departure concourse of the airport, the retail unit was conceived taking into account the fact that would-be travellers usually walk at relative speed. Three are the main aspects that govern the design – fluidity (around the showcases / teller etc.), transparency and flexibility / adaptability. It was essential that the circulation of passing by passengers not be obstructed, while at the same time inviting them into the unit.
The central unit is free-standing, and has polygonal surfaces of variable depth. This free form allows for unhindered movement both inside and outside the unit. All showcases are easily adaptable to merchandise changes. Materials have been carefully selected to satisfy the fire safety regulations of the Athens International Airport and, also, to blend into the overall design concept of the airport.
Design completed 2010