Michael McDonough | Architect

Lufthansa Corporate Identity and Airport Facilities

Frankfurt-am-Main Airport, Frankfurt, Germany, 1996

domestic departure gate
View at Domestic Departures Gate

Industrial Design Society of America IDSA 1997 Industrial Design Excellence Award in Environmental Strategy

In 1996 Lufthansa German Airlines (Deutscher Lufthansa) began a comprehensive redesign of its corporate identity, including airplane interiors, airport ticketing, gates, and passenger facilities. Michael McDonough Architect provided the architectural design component within a team headed by industrial designers Frogdesign, Inc., and including lighting designers Belzner, Kucan, und Partner, and airlines consultants Lufthansa Consulting. Frankfurt Airport was the site of the first phase of the project, where passenger lounges, departure and arrival gates, ticket counters, and numerous other airport facilities were redesigned, then later deployed throughout the Lufthansa system in Germany. Environmentally sound technologies were incorporated throughout the project, with special emphasis on energy efficient lighting and use of natural materials.

All items Copyright © 1996 Michael McDonough and frogdesign, inc.

Photos (click to enlarge)

Glass Mural Partition
Main Concourse Ticket Counters
Rendering: frogdesign
Business Class Lounge
Business Class Lounge
Photo: Manfred Hanish
International Departure Gate
International Departure Gate
Rendering: frogdesign