VIP lounge at Katowice Airport
Tuesday 09 Apr 2013
Broadway Malyan completes first project in Polish aviation sector
The Warsaw-based team at global architecture, urbanism and design practice Broadway Malyan is celebrating the completion of the business and fast track lounge at Katowice Airport in Southern Poland.
The practice delivered the concept design for space planning and interior design services to client Górnoslaskie Towarzystwo Lotnicze, which manages the development of infrastructure at Katowice Airport, on the high-profile scheme which is part of the first phase of an ambitious expansion plan.
It has designed a welcoming, luxurious and elegant space that rivals the best business lounge to be found at a European airport to maximise the comfort of passengers .
The official opening comes as the practice is bolstering its operations in Poland, with main board Director David Anderson having joined the team and the practice investing in a new, larger central-Warsaw studio.
David Anderson said: "This project completion is another success for our new strategy which aims to grow our team in Poland and widening our project portfolio across sectors on the back of our strong reputation in the retail sector.
"We are now targeting our highly-competitive, multi-sector and country-wide design services to local developer, contractor, local authority and operator clients, as well as drawing on the world-class expertise of our diverse team of global design experts to ensure that we are the design partner of choice for international clients."
David has joined Warsaw-based Director of Architecture Robert Kaminski and Associate Director Marcin Janusz to grow the practice's presence and target new work in sectors such aviation, with the team building a growing reputation through its engagement with the Airport Cities initiative, including its lead partner status for the Airport City Seminar at Krakow Airport in February.
The team will aim to secure opportunities in the wider transportation sector, in the context of Poland's dire ‘infrastructure gap', driven in part through new public private partnership funding models which also promise to revolutionise the country's healthcare sector.
It plans to grow its presence in the Polish hospitality and leisure sector, with long-term positive prospects on the back of UEFA EURO 2012 and global brands entering and expanding in Poland and the wider region.
It will also target new opportunities in the retail sector as developers target second-tiers cities and roll-out innovative ‘brand within a brand' concepts, as well as the resilient Warsaw-focused office market.