Floating above the departing passengers, and announcing itself from afar, is a glowing yellow glass box; a new McDonald’s at Sydney Airport’s Terminal 1, designed by Landini Associates in collaboration with McDonald’s Australia. The brief for the restaurant was simple: create an iconic, memorable customer experience, like nothing seen before in restaurant design. For Landini, this meant doing something innovative, an example of how McDonald’s continues to push boundaries in design.
Enhances Collective Imagination
Functionality is important in these areas, yes, but that shouldn’t come at the expense of aesthetics. There needs to be a middle ground, where space is open and contemporary, high traffic surfacesare easily managed, and design serves all purposes. For high traffic surfaces, a special finish is needed – and never is this more obvious than in an airport restaurant. Corian®solid surfaces are available in a wide variation of colours, each colour’s depth and intensity, and of course the clever material’s hygienic properties, and ease of cleaning make them a suitable choice.
Joins Appear Seamless
The ability to have aseamless finish, with the joins being able to be fused together and sanded to appear seamless, was key for the designers in finishing this project. This allows the counterto stand alone as a monolithic structure as opposed to being broken up visually with join lines. Ensuring the design operates as one wholly envisioned idea, rather than serving as broken up sections that interrupt the eye line and cause spatial confusion for anyone dining in the space.
Synonymous with Quality
Corian®is a versatile material with many uses. Being able to frame the Self Order Counters in the same materialas thecounter allows for seamless design integration throughout the space. And with such performance at such high traffic customer touch points, it’s obvious why the brand name is synonymous with quality.
Variation, Depth and Intensity of
Corian® Colour Range
Corian®was chosen for its colour rangeand also for its proven performance in high-use areas as being durable, easy to maintain and highly resistant to staining.