The brief for the Delhi Airport VIP lounge was to create a luxe, yet comfortable atmosphere for the VIPs to lounge and relax while awaiting their flights.
The notion of luxury however goes beyond the material palette implemented in a space. The entrance is well defined leading to the central focal point of the large faceted indoor planter. The domed skylight brings in plenty of light and the trusses create interesting shadows across the central spine. The domed ceiling along with the planter forms the centre of the two axis between the access and types of seating. The volume of the high ceiling was further emphasized by the dynamic baffle ceiling. It also serves as a connecting element between the external facade and the interiors.
Conference room, VVIP lounge, kiosk, restrooms, and the other enclosed spaces have been zoned to the front of the road facing side of the building. This was done to ensure the main lounge area had maximum visibility of the runway.
The dynamic form of the false ceiling is further extended to the serpentine seater with planters in the middle and forming clusters on either side. Drawing from Delhi’s rich architecture heritage a luxe material palette of different types of marbles, bronze finishes, deep velvet hues have been used. However, it is implemented in a contemporary fashion with straight clean lines. The luxe pallete is balanced by the warmth of the wooden finished baffle ceiling and landscaped elements creating a luxurious, yet comfortable inviting space.