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A new Göteborg Landvetter Airport emerges

2012-03-28, kl. 12:10

Göteborg Landvetter Airport is currently undergoing its largest reconstruction in the history of the airport. Larger surface area, exciting design and a more attractive offer, will welcome increased numbers of travellers to the airport, and provide them with an even better travel experience.

Göteborg Landvetter Airport is currently undergoing its largest reconstruction in the history of the airport. Larger surface area, exciting design and a more attractive offer, will welcome increased numbers of travellers to the airport, and provide them with an even better travel experience.

2011 was not only a record year for Göteborg Landvetter Airport in terms of passenger numbers (4.9 million passengers), but it was also the year the airport started its transformation to modernise, streamline and bring unique qualities to the terminal. With an entirely new security control area for international travellers, and a new and greatly enlarged international departure hall, the airport’s service levels, enjoyment and comfort will reach new levels.

First stage complete, and one of its kind

The first stage in this transformation is now completed, and the new security control for international travellers officially opened on Thursday 9 February.

“Our new security control is quite unique in the context of airports! Here, travellers will enjoy a positive experience, with of course the same security levels as always,” says Olle Sundin, airport manager at Göteborg Landvetter Airport.

The new security control’s interior has a lounge-feeling to it, and therefore travellers are given a warm, welcoming and comfortable impression. The working environment for security staff is also significantly improved. With new material choices, colour and lighting, an environment is created which differs from how it traditionally looks at airport control, where aesthetics often takes second place to functionality.

“One does not need to exclude the other. Here you can feel both secure and enjoy a pleasant environment. We are an international forerunner with this concept,” says Sundin.

1000 new square metres of shopping, food and drink

Intensive reconstruction work is currently taking place to create a new international departure hall. When international passengers have passed through the new security control, they will be met by a new and larger area for shopping and restaurants, and improved comfort. The new shopping area will be approximately 1,000 square metres larger than today’s, and is designed as a large open space with shops, bars, restaurants and cafés.

“We want to create a modern and inviting open plan environment which allows an improved overview of the available offer, and the different exits to the aircraft. When we are finished, it will be light, comfortable, offer more and improved shopping, and be a pleasant environment in which to eat and drink, and of course be simple to find the gate,” says Sundin.

The reconstruction of the new international hall is estimated to be complete by the end of 2012.

Modern design creates a positive atmosphere

Göteborg Landvetter Airport works purposefully and with a comprehensive approach to create a positive atmosphere for travellers that pass through the airport on their way out into the world. In a so-called ‘mood board’, the airport has created a description of the different types of impressions which meet the traveller as they make their way through the airport.

“Amongst other things, we are working with the seasons in different parts of the terminal to create the right feeling with the traveller. In the new security control area, we have tried to create an environment inspired by springtime – the reception should be warming, soft and calm, with mild colour schemes that bring back memories of rippling water and leaves bursting from their buds,” says Charlotte Sandberg, quality coordinator responsible for creating the right atmosphere at Göteborg Landvetter Airport.   

Based on the mood board, different design elements and interior design details are selected to create the right comfort and atmosphere for the traveller.

“It’s not only about finding beautiful things, but about finding the right expression for the setting, and the mood you want to inspire in the traveller,” says Sandberg.

Lights, wood, textiles, sound absorbers, rubbish bins are examples of interior design details which are selected with care to find the right feeling and atmosphere.

“Colours, materials and placement must work together to create a total picture where travellers feel good – but do not notice the details too much,” concludes Sandberg.