The first of its kind in Canada, the Air Canada Arrivals Lounge provides hospitality services for travelers in transit from international flights to their destinations in the Vancouver region. Clients can pause to refresh or make use of convenient services including a business centre, a breakfast lounge, and shower facilities.
2003 – Lieutenant-Governor’s Certificate of Merit
2001 – Silver Award National Post Design Exchange Awards
1999 – Canadian Interiors Best of Canada Award
1999 – BC Vision Award
1999 – Illumination Design Award Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
1999 – Record Interiors Selection
The lounge was constructed within a windowless space in the Vancouver International Airport building. To counteract the lack of any connection to the outdoors and to create a memorable environment, a richly textured interior of wood and glass was created. Undulating interior walls and ceilings are framed with maple ribs, between which are set alternating assemblies of maple battens and laminated patterned glass. Ambient back lighting on a dynamic dimming system animates the glass panels. The calming experience of the gently modulating lighting system shimmering behind the textured glass evokes a quality similar to that of natural daylight.