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Entrance to Arlanda's new VIP premises (photo: Swedavia)

Stockholm Arlanda opens ‘Nordic’ VIP zone

The architects behind the design say that the premises evoke an experience that is connected to the Nordic landscape.

Stockholm Arlanda Airport has just opened its new VIP zone next to Terminal 2, which at 2,000 square metres are now twice as big as the old facilities at Terminal 5, Passenger Terminal Today reports.

Tengbom, the firm of architects that designed the premises, says it has created an experience that is connected to the Nordic landscape.

The concept is based on a journey from hard to soft, it explains, with an outer shell of concrete giving way to rooms made of wood. The interiors consist of furniture and accessories with a “subdued aesthetic”, mostly of Nordic origin.

The VIP services, photos of which can be seen here, are now open to visiting royals, celebrities, high-level politicians, business executives and their families – for a price.

“Taking our inspiration from Sweden’s landscape and culture, we wanted to create a memorable experience for visitors,” said Mark Humphreys, the architect in charge of the project and director of Tengbom’s Stockholm office.

“People here encounter spatial qualities often associated with relaxation, reflection and spiritual experiences. What is luxury if not a hideaway place where you can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life?”

For honeymooners too
By 2025, SEK 15 billion (€1.46 billion) will be invested at Arlanda to provide “a faster, smoother passenger experience of the highest calibre”, the airport promises. The new VIP facilities are part of this investment plan.

“We are pleased that we are now able to offer more opportunities for people to book a VIP experience so they can get the best start to their journey – everyone from celebrities, royals, corporate executives and other passengers who want to travel undisturbed with a touch of luxury, to bridal couples who get married here before heading off on their honeymoon,” declares Peder Grunditz, airport director at Stockholm Arlanda.

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