Passengers at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) can now find hanging gardens and other green oases in the departure lounges and waiting areas of both terminals.
The departures hall of Terminal 2 features enormous greened walls measuring about 135 square meters and covered with live plants. The walls also provide oxygen from photosynthesis, improve acoustics, and reduce carbon dioxide concentrations and dust in the air.
The plants grow in special mats without soil and are automatically irrigated with the aid of a drainage system. Frankfurt Airport now sports various types of ferns, climbing plants, and spider plants. Flamingo flowers add dashes of red to the green sea. The hanging gardens are located in Concourses D and E.
New, modern seating areas
FRA passengers can also retreat to new light-colored, modern seating areas, each featuring approximately 110 comfortable seats.
The newly designed seating areas are surrounded by artificial plants and trees that visually shield the triangular islands from the hustle and bustle of the terminals, thus creating oases of tranquility to relax or read a book.
The furniture provides the ultimate in sitting comfort and includes armrests, small round tables, power outlets, and USB ports. Special lighting adds to the special feel-good atmosphere right in the middle of the publicly accessible parts of the terminals.
Last month, the airport introduced its Messenger bot, called FRAnky, and flight status updates available via Twitter:
N.B. Image credit: Frankfurt Airport