2014-11-07, kl. 10:53
“As everyone knows, lavatories are not a trivial matter – they are one of the basic necessities in life. Obviously, they should be easy to get to, clean and in good working order, but we would really like to offer that little something special. We want them to be lavatories that people look forward to visiting,” says Charlotte Ljunggren, airport director at Göteborg Landvetter Airport.
The new lavatories are located at the north end of the check-in hall and are on ground level. They replace the facilities that used to be located one level up, which did not provide good access since they were not easy to get to. The atmosphere in the new lavatories has been enhanced with a “sky ceiling” that offers a virtual view of blue sky and green trees. The installation, provided by the company Sky Factory, consists of high resolution photos and efficient LED lighting.
“Sky Factory’s products are a symbiosis between art and technology, with the result being a surprising degree of realism. They are especially effective in rooms that have no natural light and where the sense of a real sky produces a feeling of calm and well-being,” says Daniel Johansson of Sky Factory Skandinavien.
The company’s sky photos have been installed in a number of hospitals and conference facilities around the world as well as in airports in Dubai and Paris. Göteborg Landvetter is the first airport in Scandinavia to use the concept.
For several years, the airport has been undergoing a major overhaul to modernise it and adapt it to growing passenger volume. The new international security checkpoint and the new departure hall will now be followed by a revamp of the large check-in hall, which includes the establishment of new shops and restaurants and a new information centre.
“We are looking at every aspect of our airport in order to meet the expectations that people may have of an international airport with high ambitions. The new lavatories are perhaps a small but nonetheless important step in this development,” Ms Ljunggren adds.