Revered for their class-leading passenger lounges around the world, Virgin Atlantic appointed FDArchitecture in early in 2009 to design and manage their new Upper Class passenger lounge at Gatwick Airport.

Short listed as a finalist to both the 2010 Design Week Awards and FX Design Awards, FDA’s interpretation of a customer lounge, and with it the concept of introducing garden spaces into the airport environment, has been recognised for its innovation and it’s clever use of cost effective materials and environmental credentials.

8,500ft in total, including zoned areas for different activities, the lounge remains open plan and also provides the warmth and atmosphere that the lounge needs to offer to its passengers.

The Gatwick Clubhouse was the first project for Virgin Atlantic airways. Since 2009 FDA have gone on to successfully develop several projects for Virgin Atlantic who we continue to work with today.

Continuation projects include an installation piece at their Heathrow Clubhouse earlier last year, and the design of their London Heathrow T3 revivals lounge which is to be developed later this year.