As a key part of an overall brand refresh for Gulf Air, JPA designed an all-new premium lounge for Gulf Air at London’s Heathrow. At 600 square metres, the result is both intimate and airy, and gives passengers panoramic views across the airport. With a contemporary, international atmosphere but equally influenced by strands of Arabic culture, and Bahrain’s own history, the Falcon Gold Lounge merges modern and global with artisan and local, traditional Bahrain dwellings, pearl-fishing, and local architecture all informing a unique and special space.
The high-ceilinged main lounge offers passengers a very comfortable and relaxing experience with lounge seating zones defined by stunning, metal-beaded curtains which veil views from area to area. This surrounds the central feature bar which adapts to be either self-service at quieter times if necessary or fully staffed at busy times.