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Commercial Area San Jose del Cabo Airport

Location: Terminal 02, San Jose del Cabo Airport
City: San Jose del Cabo
Country: México
Area: 7500 m2
Design Date: 2013
Client: Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico
Status: Completed

sanzpont [arquitectura] designs the commercial area at the new T2 of San Jose del Cabo, México’s Airport.

AeroShops: Commercial Area inside the Airport.
The recognized Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico with a total of 12 airports in Mexico selected the architecture and design firm sanzpont [arquitectura] to carry out the project for the Commercial Area of its new International Terminal at San Jose del Cabo with a total of 7,500 m2.
The goal with this project is to join the new trend in green design Airports in the world, being the first of its kind in Mexico. The project’s main objective is not only to incorporate shops and services within the terminal but also to make the passenger go through an experience during his instance at the Airport Mall creating a whole Image and Brand identity as part of a business and commercial strategy full of differentiating value and uniqueness.GREEN Airport Design Trend.
The new commercial area at Terminal 2 of San Jose del Cabo Airport incorporates spaces of a greener and more sustainable aeroportuary design value, positioning Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico as a top vanguardist corporation in México.

The design of the Food Court Area was inspired by a Picnic concept surrounded by natural vegetation, the chairs and tables are set on an artificial grass floor, achieving an outdoor environment of relaxation and comfort for passengers.
The totality of the commercial area space is lit by natural sunlight thanks to a monumental glass façade facing the runway. This generates significant energy savings in lighting throughout the day and thus creates a more sustainable commercial environment.The interior space is designed as if it were an outside commercial corridor, trying to create a futuristic urban experience for the passengers by providing enjoyable spaces and consequently a pleasant stay while waiting for their flight.

Aerodynamic Vanguard Design.
Since the initial planning phase of the project, a contemporary and homogeneous commercial architectural image was envisioned. The formal concept is based in Aerodynamic Vanguard Design using curved lines that reflect vanguardism and a morphological integration with aeronautical design. Vending spaces are contained by enveloping curves made of white Aluminium Compound Panels.

For the initial conceptual phase, we relied on advanced design software for laying and sketching out free form ideas for experimenting on formal design envelopes and renderings for client´s Design approval.

The second phase of design was all developed using BIM system, allowing to visualise and coordinate all aspects of construction in a complete single 3D Model, obtaining detailed 3D views, construction drawings, material & elements takeoff schedules for cost estimating."
VIP LOUNGE: Organic Design and Digital Fabrication.
The VIP Waiting Room was designed with an organic and vanguardist cell design concept in mind. The façade is made using a Voronoi type porous skin, which allows privacy in the room without blocking the view to the exterior.

We got shocked when design was approved by client, asking ourselfs “how would we were going to do it?”. Founding the solution by 3D BIM modelling the facade with structural supports and surface cover, “unfolding” the polygon faces and delivering the digital drawing for CNC Digital Fabrication of all the different and unique pieces of Aluminium panels, were cut and assembled just like a puzzle."
Project & Design Team:
Architectural & Design Project:
sanzpont [arquitectura]

Arq. Victor Sanz Pont
Arq. Sergio Sanz Pont
Arq. Tania Cota
Jose Miguel Cano
Arq. Erika Martinez
Arq. Claudia Kauil Xix
Eder Jafet Hernández
Elizabeth Valencia
Melissa Chávez
DI. Oscar Sanz Pont
Gerard Delgado

Graphic Design & Branding:
LDG. Miguel Angel Mendez + sanzpont [arquitectura]

MEP Engineering:
Edificaciones Arbibe / Ing. Bierge

Arq. Victor Sanz Pont

Construction Team:
Commercial Premises Construction & VIP Lounge: Gran Visión / Bernardo Cristerna, Arq. Osvaldo Castrejon
AeroMarket Construction: JAY Construcciones / Jesús Alatorre Yeomans
Glass and Aluminium Panels in Commercial Premises & VIP Lounge: Vidriera Calvalum / Martin Armenta
Glass and Aluminium Panels in Kioskos: Crisal ARTEKPANEL / Javier A. Garcia Martinez
Carpentry: Diseño de Maderas y Mas / Ing. Edgar Angulo
Sheet Rock: YETCA / Ing. Mario Martinez