BA (Hons) Interior Design
Deans’ Award for Studentship
The design of transient spaces is often overlooked however these spaces are key in altering a person perspective of the journey itself. Stratosphere at the Eurostar departure lounge in London St. Pancras international is a depiction of portal fantasy as it transports its users to another world beyond the busy train station. The vision behind Stratosphere is to transform this mundane space into an enjoyable journey rather than just a waiting area.
People often find the experience of waiting to be a negative aspect of their journey, Stratosphere aims to change this outlook by creating both a functional and fantastical space with features twists on the everyday waiting room elements by using themes such as the sky to create more effective lighting, seating and spaces for every traveller. By dividing the departure lounge into separate areas, there is perfect seating for every commuter whether travelling in groups, for business or with young children.