General Aviation Terminal
Service - Preliminary, Main and Detailed Design, Interior Design
Status - Completed
Appointment - 2018
Completed - 2019
Location - Pleso, Velika Gorica
Gross Area - 289m2
Site Area - 550m2
Client - MZLZ
Author - Gorana Giljanović, Eugen Popović
Company - GEplus arhitekti
Project team - Gorana Giljanović, Eugen Popović, Marina Šaić, Marin Ševo
Structural Engineer - Statički studio
HVAC / WSS Engineer - Perpetuo projekt
Safety at work/Fire protection - Inspekting
Electrical Engineer - Elektroline
Lighting Engineer - Ortoforma
Contractor - Gradel
Photocredits - Miljenko Hegedić, Josip Škof, GEplus arhitekti
This project was carefully designed from the outside and inside of the building because of the different tasks.
From architecture point of view main exterior need was to articulate existing small General aviation building. Although uninteresting and closed volume with no interaction with the public entrance area, the client decided to preserve its character.
New building volume is designed to connect on the existing building, through usage of the same facade material, but with gradual opening toward the main entrance, which is designed as a part of the new building. This gradual opening concept creates dynamic full/empty and first plan/second plan elements rhythm which, at the same time, makes unity to existing building and gives new identity to the whole assembly. Close to the existing building, new facade is mostly made out of full elements and next to the main entrance out of empty elements between which there are full elements used as construction for the entrance canopy .
Interior space design idea came from contemplation about the function of the space and how to connect that function to the interior and bring it closer to the user.
Given that it is a General Aviation Terminal, the idea of the sky as the absolute medium that is experienced through voyage has been imposed during the design process.
At the same time, given the requirements of a simple, somewhat austere and functional space, the ceiling rose as an element through which creativity can be expressed.
The hexagon shape was chosen as a consistent abstract representation of the cloud and the depth which the cloud creates.
The aesthetic interpretation of the colors and the depth of the sky is visible through the selection of gray and blue colors, full and mesh elements and through their installation at different levels.
Ultimately, the space was given a distinctive identity and brought the user closer to the memory of the flying experience.