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How Auckland International Airport’s Departure Experience redesign draws from the past, while adapting to the future

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How Auckland International Airport’s Departure Experience redesign draws from the past, while adapting to the future

Auckland Airport’s International Departure Experience redesign hopes to build for the passenger journey, represent our cultural identity, and become a blueprint for modern airport design. The project was completed in November and has been fronted by architecture firms Jasmax and Gensler. It has doubled the size of the retail and dwell component tied together by the overarching design narrative: a journey from sea to the sky. Findlay Buchanan chats about the new design with Jasmax architect and principal Nick Moyes, Gensler senior associate architect John MacKenzie and the artist behind the mana whenua narratives, Johnson Witehira.

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Architectural design firm Jasmax is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and, in keeping with the marketing zeitgeist, it asked punters to join in the fun by entering a short video competition, showing "how architecture impacts and facilitates our everyday lives".