The bathroom of an airport is the perfect opportunity to create a truly calm, relaxing space to refresh and rejuvenate. In response to this, we designed a contemporary, spacious and innovative bathroom block for travellers to take a quiet moment and freshen up.
EDITO decided to design a creative key element to combine all of the interior colours into one unique feature. Reflecting the layered regional landscape and drawing in the vertical lines of the terminal architecture and Nelson’s iconic buildings, we developed an internal wall mosaic with an intricate Tetris-like design and varying heights of vertical panels.
Working with our love of authentic European materials, the mosaic is crafted from beautiful Italian glass tiles from Bissazza — combining the colours and forms of the new terminal with that of the region into a unique bespoke design. The palette draws the terminal’s elements together and reflects the energy and vitality of Nelson. Citrus Yellow is a key colour, applied throughout the terminal, creating cohesion with the interior spaces and external landscape. Tones of green reflect the local native flora and agricultural abundance, while tones of grey add softness to the design and represent the clouds of Aotearoa and iconic Nelson structures such as the Cathedral. Vibrant, calming and restful, the mosaic forms a clear and distinctive sense of our region.