Geneva Airport

A challenging wayfinding system for an airport with a border-crossing in the terminal

Geneva’s airport (Aéroport de Gèneve) is unique, in its main terminal there is a Swiss and a French sector. Both sectors are divided by an international border and work as two separate airports joined together. Most facilities (check-in, baggage collection areas) are doubled.

A new wayfinding system was devised to ease communication between the two sectors. Flow charts, and information flows were key to this project, since passenger itineraries double and interconnect within the two sectors of the building.

Owing to Geneva's international position as a ski destination and as worldwide centre for diplomacy, new pictograms were added to the traditional ones you would find at an airport. There is a special pictogram for ski equipment delivery and one for diplomatic protocol services.

The airport’s management determined the blue colour for the signs, the sign casing and the mounting system.

This project was designed within the Mijksenaar team.