Here at JWA Design we recently got the go ahead to transform the interior of the offices of the industry leading Air Partners. Air Partners are a specialist private aviation company based in Calgary, so as you can predict we were very excited to take on this project and were determined not to let the guys at Air Partners down.
As soon as we heard what they were specialists in, we knew what angle we had to go in straight away, the place had to have a free flowing space that looked as if it had been engineered by aerodynamics specialists in a wind tunnel. We knew this design desired an interior design strategy that would strongly reflect both their brand and the industry in which their brand operated. Experiences of flight: aerodynamics, an open horizon, and weightlessness were created within air partners’ reception and office spaces through a combination of intelligent planning and modern built form, as you can see from the images.
Because of this business being in the aerospace industry, it was vital that an aerodynamic feel was created, this is because it serves two functional roles. First, the soft, inviting curves suggest flow, directing users to their destinations. Second, a journey (perfect for the frequent tours) is created via the meandering path through the space. This path rewards those who take it, compressing in the crook of the L shape layout, and then releasing a mix of open and closed work areas, the path reaches its final destination: the jaw-dropping aircraft hangar.
An open horizon is experienced from nearly any of the buildings vantage points within, the space. Extensive interior glazing and circulation corridors along the exterior walls allow democratic access to daylight and awesome views. These expansive views also serve a business function; acting as a “display window” for ‘Air Partners’ collection of private jets that perch on the tarmac outside.
Weightlessness is suggested by the high contrast interior which features overlapping floating planes, continuity of line, and refined detailing. Streamlined furniture, reflective surfaces and a blue-based color palette add to this feeling of weightlessness and also reference the probate aviation industry.
And the end product of this truly outstanding design, ensures that you know you are in the presence of a industry leading private aviation company.