Awesome Airport Terminal Design, Color Coded Running Track

Japan is known for very interesting and innovative design choices, and Narita International Airport is no exception.  Once known as the New Tokyo international Airport, the creative design for the terminals is quite normal for locals, I’m sure, but it is a design choice for an airport that is not seen regularly.  Given the rarity of this construction, RareDelights decided to feature this airport to further the idea that thinking outside the box is interesting.  More airports should be thought of in different ways than they are today.  Airport design could use a creative touch.

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Created specifically for the anticipation of the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo, the Narita International Airport was created in such a way as to be easy and convenient for travelers, allowing them to find their gates with ease, as well as  providing a nice and leisurely walking experience.  On a budget, the Japanese Creative Lab PARTY constructed it, opting for a design that was efficient and cost effective.  Using color cues instead of displays and moving walkways, the team designated blue for departures, and red for arrivals.  This way visitors will know exactly where to go and what paths to take.

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Creative departures from regular design of airports makes the travel to and from destinations more interesting and more entertaining.  This creates more pleasant flights, increases passenger happiness, and makes it easier for airline employees to do their job.  All around a very good idea.

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Photography: Kenta Hasegawa

Original Post at DesignBoom.

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