THE HORIZON

THE HORIZON

Architect
VOX ARCHITECTS
Location
Rostov-on-Don, Russia | View Map
Project Year
2018
Category
Airports
Stories By
VOX ARCHITECTS

QPRO
Mikhail Loskutov
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
SanitaryRoca
SanitaryLaufen
FurnitureSIXINCH
ManufacturersArlight
FloorFlaviker
FurnitureProfim

Product Spec Sheet
Sanitary
by Roca
Sanitary
by Laufen
Furniture
by SIXINCH
Manufacturers
by Arlight
Floor
Furniture
by Profim

THE HORIZON / Priority Pass lounge of Platov airport

VOX ARCHITECTS as Architects

Rostov-on-Don is the southern capital of the Russian Federation, a large industrial and cultural center. Platov Airport is the largest transport hub of this rich region with a total area more than 50,000 sq.m. The concept of the project conveys the natural beauty and richness of the southern region - beauty of the endless horizon of the Don. A metal profile, located at the eye level of a standing person, draws a graphic line along the partitions around the lounge perimeter, resembling the horizon. A visually heavier finish is selected for the partitions below the profile line. A linear source of light is hidden in the profile, illuminating the top surfaces with blue light. The idea was to make the space in its upper part less material and more ephemeral and dissolved. This is also facilitated by the “absence” of the ceiling and the transparent partitions dividing the hall into functional areas. The partitions are varied in height, proportions and color, but they are all enclosed in thin metal frames which echo with the “horizon” graphics. Transparent layers and thin lines overlap each other in perspective, and in the center there is a large blue mirror sun, which hovers above increasing the illusory depth of space.


Material Used:

1. Flaviker / Floor

2. SixInch / Furniture

3. ProfiM / Furniture

4. LEXAN / Partition walls

5. Sikkens / Walls (paint)

6. Baldini / Walls (paint)

7. QPRO / Light

8. Vecor / Partition walls

9. Roca Laufen / sanitary

10. SMILE / solid surface

Platov Airport. Priority Pass

QPRO as Designers

The idea of the natural beauty of the South Region, declared in the interior design of the Platov airport, continued in the project of the PRIORITY PASS business-hall with the concept of «Horizon».


The light frames the space in the hall, which is built on emotional, tactile and associative techniques. The image of the “horizon” is made with a graphic light line, which visualizes the steppe horizon during the dawn.

 

The hall PRIORITY PASS has an unusual structure: it is an elongated closed room without windows and its own ceiling. Natural light come through the complex rooflights of the terminal. Several light scenarios were developed for the design of this space: the interaction of natural light with artificial light during daytime and a comfortable level of lighting in the evening time, when the illumination of the main space of the airport dominates in the hall due to the lack of natural light.


Functional lighting is linked to the overall image of the space. The design of linear lamps in a complex with a missing ceiling creates a feeling of lightness, even weightlessness. Diffuse light distribution increases the effect of a foggy dawn.

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