Qantas First Class Lounge, Sydney International Airport

Quick Facts:

CLIENT: Qantas International Airways
ARCHITECT: Woods Bagot

Essentially, the whole space was put together from an integrated kit of parts that were moulded and shaped to echo the signature curve of the building, featuring:

  • Curved corners throughout.
  • Complex curved mouldings for the skirting and wall bulkheads.
  • Timber portals constructed from plywood framed which locked together to create a self supporting structure.

Project Details:

The Qantas project brief for Sydney Airport was for the ‘Best First Class Lounge in the World’. All disciplines had to work within strict design parameters which were highly influenced by the fact that no components were stand alone, each element was integrated and impacted upon the other.

Ten distinct zones or bays are divided by large timber portals that allow the space to feel connected, yet at the same time provide intimacy and privacy for customers.

These bays are connected by an arcing 90 metre long walkway which, as the customer moves through, reveals lounge areas, a restaurant, library, business facilities, an open kitchen and day spa, also featuring the vertical gardens.



















  • Suite 2.08, 55 Miller St, Pyrmont, NSW 2009


  • (02) 9509 3333