Why oh why can't all airport lounges look like this?
Take a gander at Autoban's new CIP lounge for Turkey's national airline, Turkish Airlines, which has just opened at the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul.
The departure lounge is spread over three thousand square metres, with a daily capacity of 2000 people.
Taking into account the primary purpose of the space - to transmit the "Contemporary Turkey Experience" to Turkish Airlines passengers - the design concept is based on the idea of a second shell within the existing shell of the airport hall.
The main structure, established by making use of the traditional architectural arcade system, consists of a combination of global forms.
These plain spheres create interior combinations by dividing the space into sections, allowing transitions between them.
The CIP Lounge's modules each undertake a different function. Services like resting rooms, places to eat, a tea garden, a library, and even a movie theatre provide passengers a chance to experience each and every different interior separately.
Photography Bulent Ozgoren.