sanzpont arquitectura designs commercial facilities at San Jose del Cabo Airport with a sun-drenched picnic theme
Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico selected the architecture and design firm sanzpont arquitectura to carry out the design of the Commercial Area of its new International Terminal at San Jose del Cabo, totalling 7,500 sq m. The goal with this project was to join the trend in green airports into the San Jose del Cabo International Terminal in Mexico. The project’s main objective is not only to incorporate shops and services within the terminal but also to make the passenger go through an experience, creating a whole Image and Brand identity as part of a business and commercial strategy.
The design of the Food Court Area was inspired by a Picnic concept surrounded by natural vegetation. The chairs and tables are set on an artificial grass floor, achieving an outdoor environment of relaxation and comfort for passengers.
The commercial area is lit by natural sunlight thanks to a monumental glass façade facing the runway. This generates significant energy savings in lighting throughout the day and thus creates a more sustainable commercial environment. The interior space is designed as if it were an outside commercial corridor, trying to create a futuristic urban experience for the passengers by providing enjoyable spaces and consequently a pleasant stay while waiting for their flight.
Since the initial planning phase of the project, a contemporary and homogeneous commercial architectural image was sought. The formal concept is based in aerodynamic design using curved lines that reflect a morphological integration with aeronautical design. Vending spaces are contained by enveloping curves made of white Aluminium Compound Panels.
The architects relied on digital design and manufacturing techniques to solve the intrinsically formal and constructional part of the project using BIM software, allowing them to visualise and coordinate all aspects of the construction phase.