Portland Design is creating the retail areas at the new airport currently under construction at Larnaca in Cyprus.
The client, CTC-ARI Airports, has briefed the airport retail specialist to incorporate Cypriot culture and identity into the retail design, in an attempt to extend tourists’ holiday experience into the airport.
As part of this brief, Portland is apportioning a major part of the airport’s 6000m2 retail space to demonstration areas, providing tasting, trials and events space to boost the airport’s experiential marketing potential.
Some of these areas will be known as ‘connoisseur zones’, where passengers can learn about whisky. The zones will be branded Uisge Beatha, which means ‘water of life’ in Gaelic.
The new airport building, which will replace the existing facility, is due to open at the end of this year.