Cannes-Mandelieu Airport / Comte Vollenweider Architects

Cannes-Mandelieu Airport / Comte Vollenweider Architects

Comte Vollenweider Architects shared their winning design for the extension of Cannes airport with us. The airport’s elegant construction focused on the functional side of improving the services offers concerning business aircraft, for both welcoming the crews and performances concerning plane’s maintenance. The structure is an open volume, allowing the space to be maximized, which offers complete freedom to the planes and their to maneuver.

Materiality wise, the project is made entirely with a wooden structure, and the lattice is covered with a translucent film.  The density of the materials creates a lattice through which the light plays and gives a Mediterranean character to the construction.  The volumes of the hangars split like a multiplicity of objects, “like the leaves of the trees forming the hillock of Saint Cassien or like the reflection of the sun on the sea.”

The architects suggested that part of the office area “create a skyline connecting the whole of the hangars of the private and business aircraft sectors.”  In this way, the  eastern facade becomes the main facade oriented toward the future training center and the offices.

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Cite: Karen Cilento. "Cannes-Mandelieu Airport / Comte Vollenweider Architects" 07 Mar 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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