Bordeaux Airport Link Building Location City: Bordeaux, France

Sectors:
Transportation
Services:
Architecture, Interiors
Studios:
Paris
Client:
Bordeaux Airport

Certifications:

A MUCH-NEEDED AND WELCOMING LINK BUILDING BETWEEN BORDEAUX AIRPORT’S TWO EXISTING TERMINALS.

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Key Info

Includes:
A new link building with welcome, security, F&B and retail areas.
Area:
20,000m²
Status:
Concept Design stage

Connecting two terminals

The 20,000m² Link Building at Bordeaux Airport is designed to centralise the welcome, security and retail areas between the two existing terminals at the busy airport. Our design approach creates a very simple, column-free, wooden structure, providing a fluid, no-stress, intuitive path for passengers. The welcoming and relaxing atmosphere is aided by a material palette which makes extensive use of wood, warm colours, soft furnishings and natural light.

Retail, F&B, security and seating

This development creates a new landside façade for the airport and a welcome internal connection between the two terminals. Provisions include a centralised security area for all airport passengers, a large, visually transparent and functionally efficient retail and F&B area, abundant seating, places for work or relaxation and a well-signposted “go to gate” process.

Lounges and offices

The Link Building also houses airline lounges, landside and airside offices for airline and service companies as well as a new centralised baggage handling system. The concept also envisages the refurbishment of the entire airside passenger journey in the existing buildings.

Enjoyable and inclusive

Chapman Taylor applied local and international skill and expertise as well as research-based ideas from across the company to meet the rapidly increasing expectations of passengers. The success of the facility will be founded on the provision of an entertaining, flexible, accessible, inclusive and safe environment.

Flexible and sustainable

Environmental sustainability is embedded in the project, including the timber structure, solar shading, gardens, white roof and low-consumption cooling system. Many of the materials used are capable of being recycled. Wellness is a key factor informing the Link Building’s design, supported by the choice of materials, the inclusion of planting, comfortable acoustics and natural lighting and ventilation.

The flexible design allows for easy adaptation to changes in demand or technology, including the introduction of interactive virtual systems. Chapman Taylor’s Paris studio has also ensured that the proposals are fully inclusive in terms of social, physical, cognitive and language abilities and differences.

Chapman Taylor's Paris studio created this innovative design concept for a new Link Building at Bordeaux Airport.

Nicolas Guillot (Dip Arch DESA Registered architect ‘Ordre des architectes Ile de France’)

Director, Paris

With extensive design experience leading various projects from conception through to delivery, Nicolas has managed large-scale projects across various sectors in both France and internationally.

Nicolas joined Chapman Taylor in London in 1998. He relocated to Paris in 2001 and is now the Director responsible for the general management and development of our Paris studio.

Areas of expertise:

Retail / Masterplanning

Fort d'une longue expérience en architecture à la tête de divers développements de la conception à la livraison, Nicolas a géré des projets d'envergure dans divers secteurs en France et à l'international.

Nicolas a rejoint Chapman Taylor à Londres en 1998. Il a rejoint la France en 2001 pour prendre la direction et le développement du studio parisien.

Domaine d’expertise:

Master planning / Bureaux / Logement / Commerce

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