Groundbreaking airport design 1967–1975
The new Schiphol opened its doors in 1967. Everything was thought out, from the system of landing strips to the details of the interior and the meanwhile world-famous signage. The designers had taken a good look at the latest developments in aviation and brought them together uncompromisingly. This is how Schiphol became a prime example of a modern airport. This book describes how in those days a large team of top designers designed the new Schiphol. Their ideas have determined the atmosphere and the quality of Schiphol to this very day.
The book is based on a study carried out by SteenhuisMeurs on the core values of Schiphol after its opening in 1967. To make this an attractive public book, Beukers Scholma was asked for both the design and the image editing. The design of the book is as simple and clear as the soothing interiors of Kho Liang Ie, the immaculate signage of Benno Wissing and the readable buildings of the architectural team NACO, Frans de Weger and Marius Duintjer.
The typography in the Akzidenz Grotesk and the yellow color of the two thematic sections are derived from the Wissing signage and give the book the Schiphol feeling of those days. The pattern on which the book was made consists of squares: the basis on which the architecture was created by the architects. Beautiful photos of Jan Versnel, Frits Rotgans and Aerophoto are printed in silver on black paper. The effect of this is that we as viewers are extra focused on the architectural qualities
The book is available in Dutch and English.
Publisher: nai010 publishers