Guests are introduced to the ACI Jet experience through expansive floor-to-ceiling windows. A 38ft high butterfly roof with an exposed wooden ceiling and natural material palette and a main entrance featuring exposed steel, stone and wood welcome passengers.
At night, the wooden entryway is illuminated by lighting hidden within the architectural structure.
Guests are welcomed by a wine and refreshment bar which sits next to the wine bar. Passengers entering the building from the tarmac are welcomed by a reception area highlighted by a curved wooden feature wall and ceiling. The building peaks with the butterfly roof reaching 45ft, maximising the views of the sky and surrounding hills beyond the tarmac.
Situated next to the reception area is a curved steel and wood feature stair that leads to the second floor with views of the hills and the boardroom. The CEO’s office has a balcony with views of the airstrips and the dispatch room, enclosed in glass, gives customers a glimpse of employees tracking and scheduling flights.
The back-of-house area is equipped with offices, pilot lounges, a catering kitchen, an employee break room and service offices. NELSON strategically separated the front-of-house from the back-of-house so passengers can have a more relaxing travel experience.
The new private jet hangar, with a steel structure, white floors and metal walls, showcases the private jets via exterior corner glass and floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The lighting design showcases the planes on display like a high-end retail showroom. Above the exterior glass curtain wall is the illuminated ACI Jet logo in large, light grey and blue lettering attached to the hangar metal siding.