Monday, November 19, 2012

Madrid Barajas Airport

The airport in Madrid is stunning. The very modern design is warm and inviting mainly because of all those wooden slats undulating overhead.

This high-tech light contraption on the ceiling looks like it's filtering in natural light, while underneath, artificial light is being bounced off some kind of reflector. Lighting has a big effect on people, whether they recognize it or not, and natural light always has a "feel good" effect. Looks like the Barajas airport design has found a perfect combination of warm and cool light.

There's lots going on in terms of design, but it's still sleek and neat. I think I'm particularly attracted to the design too because my favorite color is yellow.

Here is the design concept of the Madrid Barajas Airport.

I saw this "Passenger Rights" sign in the check-in area. I've been bumped off a couple of times in the past and have always been (generously) compensated. Not everyone is aware of their rights though. I think all airports should have this sign. Good for you Madrid Barajas Airport!

I get very excited when I see beautifully designed airports. The unfortunate  thing is that instead of just enjoying the good design for what it is, I automatically think of what we have back home and then feel sad. I hope to be able to post on the Manila airport one day. But while I have the tagline "Where I go, What I like", it looks like it's going to be a long way off.

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