The Turkish Airlines CIP Lounge has recently been opened at the Ataturk Airport International Departures in Istanbul – a feast for the eyes. Featuring intricate shells built inside the airport hall, the modern airport lounge was designed by Autoban. Daily, 2000 people can walk through the 300 square meter CIP Lounge. Designed ” to transmit the “Contemporary Turkey Experience” to Turkish Airlines passengers “.
Arcades and round skylights – some adorned with huge lights – create a stunning effect: “The main structure, established by making use of the traditional architectural arcade system, consists of a combination of global forms. These plain spheres create interior combinations by dividing the place into sections, allowing transitions between them.” The shells have different functions – restaurant, tea garden, library, movie theater or rest rooms – and provide a sense of continuation moving through the spaces. Details like the intricate pattern shells and light-pierced black channels hiding electrical systems and mechanic features in the merging points of shells make the whole design display a fresh, bold and welcoming design.