Unparalleled functionality, ease and a smooth transition characterised Geyer’s approach to upgrading the Qantas’ T4 amenities and transit lounge bathrooms.
May 1st, 2018
Qantas made history with the launch of the first non-stop flights from Perth to London. At approximately 14 500km in distance and with a flying time of 17 hours, the direct Dreamliner service between the Western Australian and English capitals is the longest flight on the Qantas network, beating out the 16-hour trip from Sydney to Dallas, which previously held the honour.
Amenity and a seamless experience are at the core of the new development, and are guiding principles that are evident in all aspects of the design. Travellers can now enjoy smoother connections between all Qantas and Jetstar domestic flights and services to Singapore, Auckland, and London, thanks to a streamlined immigration and customs area. While waiting for their flight, they can avail of the first outdoor patio at an Australian airport, a Neil Perry-designed barbecue menu, and duty free shopping. Also on offer is a new international transit lounge, which incorporates over a dozen shower suites and a wellness facility.
The design team at Geyer , together with the development team at Rynat considered Corian® a critical component of the new bathrooms. The bathrooms needed to not only meet the demands of markedly elevated user traffic levels, but also to reflect the innovative, future-facing focus of Qantas. The robust and design friendly Corian® material allowed this brief to be met with ease, delivering a level of amenity that matches the landmark development in every way: world class, sleek, and the best that Perth has to offer.
This high level of amenity was enabled by careful specification, in stunning Corian® Glacier White for all of the terminal’s bathrooms. Well suited to the demands of the high traffic environment, Corian® provides a striking, seamless sink and hand washing experience. Fully integrated Dyson Airblade taps allow travellers to wash and dry their hands at the same location, significantly reducing overall time spent in the bathroom and reducing cross-over traffic between sinks and hand dryers.
The resulting bathroom is more efficient, cleaner, and drier than the typical bathroom, with reduced trip hazards and lower energy consumption thanks to the minimisation of drips and elimination of paper towels, respectively.
Corian® is entirely waterproof & antibacterial, which makes it a good choice for use in hospitals, laboratories, restrooms & surgical areas among other places requiring 100% hygiene. The overall effect is one of unparalleled functionality, ease, and smooth transition, making Corian® the perfect complement to the terminal itself.
Design By: Geyer Pty Ltd
Fabrication: Development and Fabrication by Rynat Industries Australia
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