Client : KOACA (Korea Airport Construction Authority)
Interior designer : Wilmotte & Associés SA
Designer : Wilmotte & Industries SAS
Graphics and signage : Atelier 3D colour
Interior landscape architect : Desvigne and Danolky
Artistic direction : Argal (Creative firm)
Interior designer : Forum Design
Graphics : KDA visual identity
Landscape architect : Forum International
Artistic direction : Space Group
Area : 200,000 m²
Interior development of the Incheon International Airport in Seoul, and creation of bespoke furniture.
The passenger terminal at Incheon is the heart of Seoul’s international airport, and was constructed on an artificial island on the Yellow Sea. The terminal – a large arch welcoming passengers arriving from the outside platform – is sheltered by a series of canopies, which suggest an idea of movement and give the entire building facade a dynamic feel. Upon arrival at the airport from the city, you enter a lounge just before reaching the check-in area. The Millennium Hall, practical as well as symbolic, is the airport’s heart. The hall covers four storeys, with a small artificial lake in the centre, surrounded by local pine trees 20 metres high. Two glass lifts, resembling waterfalls, allow easy access to each level. The interior is filled with natural light, and the materials – wood, granite and plant-life – contribute to the relaxing environment and heightened comfort of the passenger. The traditional Korean gardens, which contribute to a tranquil atmosphere that cannot be matched, receive natural light through the many skylights.