Schiphol Privium brings the nothern lights to the Netherlands
Project location: P1 Schiphol
Schiphol Group is continuously optimising its services and is ambitious to be the best European airport. Connectivity, quality, efficiency, experience, innovation and sustainability are matters in which they seek to differentiate themselves.
Schiphol Privium is an example of a service programme with which Schiphol Group wants to make this differentiation. This program offers many advantages for travellers. One of these advantages is parking in car park P1, which is located closest to the arrivals and departures halls.
In 2018, the Schiphol Privium programme was given a completely new corporate style, in which the northern lights play a key role. This natural phenomenon appeals to the imagination of many people and brings about a feeling of fascination. Since the northern lights are a dynamic and optical light spectacle, Schiphol Group came up with a concept of a light object that allows visitors to the P1 car park to experience this special feeling when entering the car park.
It was up to Armada Janse to translate this concept into a technically feasible product. The previously mentioned terms ‘quality’, ‘experience’, ‘innovation’ and ‘sustainability’ come together perfectly in the end result. As of now, a slightly curved wall of five metres wide and a wavy height varying from 1.5 to 2.3 metres with illuminated pillars embellishes one of the entrances to the car park. The pillars are illuminated with dynamic LED lighting that simulates the northern lights. The illuminated letters ‘PRIVIUM’ adorn the front, which together with the background form a spectacular combination. Even during the day, in unlit condition, the object shows the northern lights by means of a foil print.
When entering the car park, the way to this true work of art is indicated by two smaller light objects, which also show a glimpse of the northern lights.
Armada Janse was responsible for the complete process of technical advice, engineering, production and assembly of this fantastic project. All within the scope of Schiphol Group’s wishes and requirements for this project, which will help them to further achieve their ambitions.