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Air France Lounge – Terminal 2F – Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport

Jouin Manku

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After four years of design and building works, Jouin Manku and Air France unveil the new Air France lounge in terminal 2F of Paris–Charles de Gaulle airport. Positioned between two of the terminal’s jetties, this new 3,000m2 space, the fruit of a collaboration with Groupe ADP, contributes to the overall renewal of the airport.

“There is something magical, extraordinary about the act of flying, of rising up into the air among the clouds. A fantasy made possible since the end of the 18th century thanks to genius inventors the likes of the Montgolfier brothers or the Wright brothers.
At a time when the technology is no longer the question and planes are again taking off, when the world is resuming its dizzying pace, perhaps more than ever we need islands of calm in this ocean of speed.* For the Air France lounge we wanted to suspend time, and in the best possible way to prepare travellers who are getting ready to fly off.
The intention was to work around ideas of levitation, lightness, a sense of escape, for an airline company with a glamorous image, symbol of French elegance.”

Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku

*Enzio Manzini, Artefacts vers une nouvelle écologie de l’environnement artificiel, LES ESSAIS, Centre Georges Pompidou, 1991

Entry details
LocationTerminal 2F - Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport - France
Studio Name Jouin Manku
Lead designerPatrick Jouin - Sanjit Manku
Design teamPatrick Jouin - Sanjit Manku - Jacques Goubin - Alice Pesché - Pascal Legrand - Céline Allard - Bruno Pimpanini - François Isone - Arnaud Desvignes - Charlotte Delorme
Photography creditsJérôme Galland
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