A More Mindful Airport
Lord Norman Foster envisions airports designed for more a human and relaxing experience.
“Airports are deep and not very permeable. They rely on a blind man’s bluff to guide you. But what if you could see the scenery outside? In an ideal airport, you move through it seamlessly—it’s navigable, and it’s intuitive.”
“There’s nothing more disconcerting than this feeling of helplessness, of being lost in a maze. It might be one thing to be lost in a maze on the grounds of a country house for pleasure, but if you’re lost in an airport and looking at your watch and searching for your departure gate, that disorientation is disturbing. It’s not an accident that it’s used as a form of torture in its more extreme cases.”