Terminal Gdansk Lech Wałesa Airport

Terminal Gdansk Lech Wałesa Airport

Architect
J.S.K Architekci Sp. z o.o
Location
Gdańsk, Poland | View Map
Category
Airports

Terminal Gdansk Lech Wałesa Airport

Hunter Douglas Architectural as Manufacturers

The dynamic roof maps to the interior main hall ceiling with huge reversed pyramids pointing down with sharp peaks. The design is simple in concept but challenging for technical detailing and execution. More than 16,000 m2 of Hunter Douglas 300C Wide Panel ceiling was precisely arranged and installed on numerous inclined pyramids in sections of 470 / 940 m2 each. Due to high acoustic requirements, the specification called for perforated ceiling panels glued in non woven acoustic tissue. In addition special acoustic pads were installed inside the panels providing excellent acoustic performance of the ceiling combined with very good light reflection. In order to provide uniform smooth visual connection between interior and exterior ceilings the same 300C Wide panel ceiling was also used outside the building, but plain, without perforation with exterior quality execution. The Hunter Douglas technical support team worked with a certified installer to take on this project challenge which was successfully completed.


The terminal building consists, next to the main hall, of several areas where a variety of customized Hunter Douglas ceiling solutions were used. The ‘icon’ ceiling for the airport is the Hunter Douglas V100 system, a functional, practical and durable solution. This solution was used in the security check, service and commercial areas, while closed 150C system was used in sanitary and food contact premises due to the ease of cleaning and hygienic properties. Another design idea was to use trendy and functional stretch metal ceiling systems in the exterior stair cases and corridors. The system consists of 300 mm wide ceiling panels of different lengths - even up to 3 meters, which combined with 70% ceiling transparency and special lighting above the ceiling resulted in a very practical solution with very interesting visual effects, especially at night. For the airport Chapel has been equipped with a Hunter Douglas Ceiling in solid wood grid design, providing not only a very soft look, but also a pleasant acoustics and a natural feel good atmosphere.

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