Air Tahiti is a very important company in the Polynesian landscape not only for its number of employees (900 people) but especially for its function, to ensure the unity of French Polynesia by its regular connections between the different islands. It is both rooted in the traditional landscape (the population of remote islands) but also looking to the future by high technology it uses. The former offices being were scattered several kilometers away, the purpose was to bring all these services in a friendly place that would favor the meetings. The acquired lands adjacent to the airport and became an extension pole to the airport.
The various services are connected by a central relaxation field.
Employees facade materials are both natural (stone Moorea / wood) but also contemporary (Parklex / aluminum carpentry / bolon / modular partition) to reflect the duality past / future of this company.
The curves of the sun and breeze under eaves brackets resume the shapes of aircraft wings.
The belt drive side has been retained to provide an open storefront on the city of Faaa and to allow a connection of the building to the city.
Parking generously sized basement can house the vehicles as well as open air car park which reduces congestion on airport parking.
The construction of this building has linked the airport area to the city of Faaa by the establishment of pedestrian connections.
AIR TAHITI HEADQUARTER
Air Tahiti company
Project manager's mission:
Conception / réalisation / coordination / interior design and collaboration with Majorelle's office
915 219 468 Fcp
7 700 000 Euros
From November 99 to 30 March 2001 (16 months)