London architecture practice JaK Studio has unveiled designs for a new business aviation facility for Gama Aviation at Sharjah International Airport in the UAE. The new facility is being developed to serve the growing private aviation needs of the Northern Emirates. Work on the new development is planned to begin in early 2017.
The concept, which is modeled on a series of aerofoils and incorporates Gama Aviation’s brand identity into its blueprint, includes a 100m hangar, which has been designed to accommodate Airbus ACJ and Boeing’s BBJ private aircraft. The facility will also incorporate Gama Aviation’s regional headquarters, along with crew facilities, private-hire office spaces, retail showrooms and a contemporary VIP lounge with views out onto the airport apron.
Nedzad Sahovic, creative director at JaK Studio, said, “The highly-engineered, purpose-built environment will combine corporate and recreational spaces to offer Gama Aviation’s clients a seamless, holistic experience. We hope the concept sets new standards for the private aviation sector, and becomes a recognizable emblem for Gama Aviation.”
Duncan Daines, group chief marketing officer at Gama Aviation, added, “JaK Studio has interpreted our brand and made it integral to the architectural concept. The challenge was to create a concept that could be replicated across a wide variety of locations from flagship sites such as Sharjah to smaller, more functional sites. Add to this the requirements of a controlled environment, the cost and operational parameters in the brief, and they have created a signature design that identifies us from the usual array of vanilla builds found at business aviation facilities worldwide.”