Stockholm Arlanda Airport has inaugurated its new 2,000m2 (21,500ft2) VIP service premises, which has moved next to Terminal 2 and is twice as large as its old facilities in Terminal 5.
Tengbom, the architecture firm that designed the VIP premises, has created an experience connected to the Nordic landscape. The concept is based on a journey from hard to soft, with an outer shell of concrete giving way to rooms made of wood. The interiors consist of furniture and accessories with a subdued aesthetic, mostly of Nordic origin.
Peder Grunditz, airport director at Stockholm Arlanda Airport, said, “We are pleased that we are now able to offer more opportunities for people to book a VIP experience so they can get the best start to their journey – everyone from celebrities, the royals, corporate executives and other passengers who want to travel undisturbed with a touch of luxury, to bridal couples who get married here before heading off on their honeymoon.”
Up until 2025, Skr15bn will be invested in Stockholm Arlanda to provide a faster, smoother passenger experience of the highest caliber.
Mark Humphreys, the architect in charge of the project and practice director of Tengbom’s Stockholm office, commented, “Taking our inspiration from Sweden’s landscape and culture, we wanted to create a memorable experience for visitors. People here encounter spatial qualities often associated with relaxation, reflection and spiritual experiences. What is luxury if not a hideaway place where you can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life?”