ANA picks architect for future lounge work

 

ANA, has picked architect Kengo Kuma to oversee the design of its ANA SUITE LOUNGE and ANA LOUNGE for domestic flights at a number of airports in Japan.

The overall design concept of the new lounges is “Ichigo ichie” (treasure every encounter as if it were once in a lifetime).

“ANA will create a space embodying its trademark hospitality that blends Japan’s ‘history of beauty’ with refined designs and bring a ‘sparkling moment in time’ for each of our customers,” said a release from the airline.

The project begins with New Chitose Airport in Sapporo, Hokkaido, scheduled for completion this fall. The themes are “door to the sky” and “space enfolded in wings.”

Kuma will supervise the renovation of the ANA SUITE LOUNGE and ANA LOUNGE for domestic flights at Fukuoka Airport, Osaka Itami Airport and Okinawa Airport. ANA also plans to have Kuma oversee the design of future in-flight products.