Launceston Airport retail transformation takes out AAA Innovation and Excellence award

The Launceston Airport retail transformation project recently received the Airport Innovation and Excellence – Commercial award at the 2016 Australian Airports Association National Airport Industry Awards.  The airport also took out the Major Airport of the Year award.

The Buchan Group embarked on a collaborative design journey with the Launceston Airport Corporation to deliver the 600m² terminal expansion which has transformed the airport’s dining and retail offer and captured the spirit of Tasmania.

Principal Chris Ball said the award is testament to the relationship amongst the team and the striking and evocative interior design that has resulted in a reimagined gateway to Launceston and Tasmania.

“As well as being exceptionally functional, the new interior of the terminal building is truly stunning with a look and feel that proudly conveys the Tasmanian story. 

"It was a pleasure working with the Launceston Airport Corporation and project team to deliver this exceptional project and we are extremely proud of the end result.”

Buchan’s design for the terminal embraces the essence of the area through the slatted timber ceilings and expansive glazing to the terminal extension which showcases spectacular views across the tarmac to the mountain ranges beyond. Locally sourced produce in the new retail, food and beverage facilities celebrates the rich culture of food, wine and arts and crafts in the region, reinforcing the strong connection to Tasmania.