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Kurumoch International Airport

Russian Terminal and VIP-lounges design by Nefa Architects

10 Aug 2015

Kurumoch International Airport in Samara

Design: Nefa Architects

Kurumoch International Airport Samara

The architecture and design of the new terminal reflect the space-related status of the city where space launch vehicles are constructed.

Kurumoch International Airport in Samara

Kurumoch International Airport is the largest and most promising airport of Volga region and is among the Top 10 leading airports of Russia. The airport is connected by airlines from almost all regions of the Russian Federation, neighboring countries and the far abroad.

The challenge was to create a comfortable and esthetically pleasing space for business-class passengers with a vivid theme-based concept: for up to 60 people using domestic airlines and up to 50 passengers using international air services.

Design Concept:
The interior of the new international terminal is fully focused on the space-related status of Samara with the largest missile producing plant remaining since the Soviet era. It seems like an architectural volume with business lounges “soaring” under the dome roof in an open space of the airport and representing a huge media screen outside. When inside, passengers can see the reverse of this construction with wires and lighting bulbs in as if they are on board a spacecraft.

The Interiors recreate the aesthetics of the era of space exploration that took place in the 1960s. There is everything here to feel as though you are a hero of the movies about aerospace: a portable smoking cabin with a view on the airfield and the tubes with meals. The soundtracks to famous movies such as “Solaris” and “Star Wars” are played here. Moreover, if one moves closer to the façade glazing, you can hear the sound of boarding aircraft and this just enhances the feeling of outer-space reality.

Kurumoch Terminal

Organization of space:
The space accommodates two business lounges. Although one concept applies to both domestic and international airlines, the premises are not symmetrical. They form integrity of arrangement. The interior involves a unique structure organizing a space in the form of a flowing, never-ending wall, highlighted by a luminous end and sets the movement of a star track. The whole space is open, but is divided by the podia of different heights into specific zones like the lounge, media, and bar areas.

Lighting solutions:
Lighting solutions use a three-dimensional arrangement with rhythmical circles, glowing ends and up-to-date designer floor lamps, complementing the general concept.

The WCs are no exception. The right atmosphere is supported by lighting tricks – you can really imagine yourself in a space cockpit of the future.

Kurumoch Terminal

Kurumoch International Airport in Samara – Building Information:

Client: Airports of Regions
Architects: Nefa Architects (Nefaresearch)
Location: Samara, Russia
Chief Architect: Dmitry Ovcharov
Authors Team: Terminal -Dmitry Ovcharov, Maria Yasko, Victor Kolupaev
VIP- Lounges – Dmitry Ovcharov, Maria Yasko
With the assistance of Boris Voskoboynikov, Maria Akhremenkova in developing the 1st variant of design-concept of Terminal.
Architects: Terminal -Maria Nasonova
VIP- Lounges – Margarita Kornienko
Navigation Design: Victor Kolupaev
Visualization: Terminal – Rustam Yusupov, Maxim Frolov
VIP- Lounges – Rustam Yusupov
Lighting Engineers: Terminal – George Kelekhsaev
VIP- Lounges – VIART
Chief Engineer: Sergey Kurepin
Project Management: Maria Boyko, Daria Turkina
Management Company: Airports of Regions
General Contractor: VIP- Lounges – Repair and construction firm «Акрополь»
Total Area: Terminal – 22 500 sqm
VIP- Lounges – 1100 sqm
Domestic lounge: 600 sqm
International lounge: 500 sqm
Year: 2015
Furniture: Terminal – Vitra, supplier – DK Project
VIP- Lounges – KUBIKOFF, Tacchini, Martela, KAYAK, Porro, B&B Italia, Magis, Vitra;
supplier – DK Project
Lighting: Terminal – production company «Сарос»
VIP- Lounges – BMP, Prolight, OMS, SLV, Tom Dixon, Artemide; supplier – Prosvet
Custom-designed articles made of corian: Terminal – production company “Смайл”
VIP- Lounges – “Экспромт”, “Смайл”
VIP- Lounges
Doors: – supplier – «Триумфальная марка»
Custom-made furniture: «Мебельные дела»

Photographs: Ilya Ivanov

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