Munich Airport extension features new duty free offer

21st June 2016

The Terminal 2 satellite building at Munich Airport – an extension built to cope with overcrowding at the existing Terminal 2 – has opened after a fit-out project by Umdasch Shopfitting.

Allowing an extra 11m passengers to be processed through the airport every year, the satellite is connected to the main terminal by an underground train. The design concept for retail spaces was developed by Munich design and architecture group Gruschwitz, with Umdasch partnering with Vitra Retail for some of the fixtures used.

The Duty Free shop features glass and wood furnishings, a pillar with an artificial moss surface, and ceiling elements designed to represent a delicate flower.

Wooden retro-style shelving is used to display ranges of duty free spirits and screens are integrated into wooden wall-cladding. Glass shelving is used for sunglasses and watches.

VM displays in special offer areas convey the atmosphere of a Munich beer garden, with metal statues representing famous Munich characters including comedian Karl Valentin.