Extra Schengen Commercial Corridor, Athens International Airport

Construction Completion: February 2020 • Client: Athens International Airport – Technical Services • In collaboration with Tombazis & Associates – R-PORT Consortium • Area: 2.460sqm • Services: Architectural Design (Concept, Outline, Detail Design), Lighting Design, & Author Supervision • Photography: Yiorgis Yerolympos

The commercial corridor of the Extra Schengen departure concourse is situated at the second level of the South Wing Expansion of Athens International Airport, in the departure’s concourse. It increases the terminal’s commercial space by an additional 2400sqm and 11 new retail units, adding approx. 190m of passageway from the passport control area to the departure gates. The design aims to an exclusive and clean-cut environment with a distinct visual identity, in support of the branding of the high street boutique concept for the area. It uses tailor-made illuminated elements as cladding material for a curved-ribbon façade, constructed by custom sectioned aluminium profiles, led panels, and lighting membrane. Blending the individual identities of the various retailers under a strong visual concept, it enhances the quality and value of the concession concourse of airport retails, resulting to radiant animated environment that delivers the promise of a fulfilling travelling/shopping experience.  

Architectural Design: Alexandros N. Tombazis & Associates Architects, AVW Architecture • Authors: Angeliki Athanasiadou, Katerina Vassilakou, Yiannis Romanos • Architectural Design Team: Annita Klemou, Mara Petra, Aristea Talagani, Ismini Ziouva, Vania Papadakou • Structural Engineers: Alexandros Athanasiadis and Associates, Kyriaki Kalantzi • MEP & HVAC Engineers: TEKEM • FLS: B. & T. Pyrgiotis & Associates • Accoustic Consultant: Dr. Gottfried Schubert • Quantity Surveyors: George Gougas & Associates, Dimitra Kosti • Project Management, Design Services & Construction Supervision: R-PORT Consortium • Construction: Aktor