As the international terminal of John F. Kennedy International Airport, Terminal 4 is “where America greets the world.” Serving as the gateway to America, the melting pot of the world, the terminal creates a unique opportunity to showcase the diverse fare of the most populous city in the United States: New York City.
Inspired by the increasingly-popular NYC street food scene, we celebrated the essential ingredients of the urban experience with its latest concept for JFK’s Terminal 4. We brought the Big Apple’s vibrant mobile eateries to airport passengers, with “NYC Street Food,” a collection of playful and artfully-designed movable food carts inviting spontaneous moments of delight and discovery spread over 3,000 square feet.
A menu of simple, small bites allows passengers to experiment with food choices, with cart cuisines including Asian, Greek/Middle Eastern, Mexican, sandwiches and soup, along with a full bar. The layout encourages movement, while urban scaled signage, rough industrial textures and contemporary design touches immerse visitors in the authentic and energetic atmosphere of Gotham’s city streets. The overall design delivers thematic cohesion among the different venues, creating an activated space that summons passersby with the promise of a culinary adventure.
Inspired by the bright lights of the big city, our vision delivers unexpected and expressive lighting elements. Utilitarian lighting serves as a marker for communal seating, while individualized concepts and illuminated signage add intrigue. Passenger convenience is achieved through integrated ordering technology and general proximity to the terminal’s gates, baggage claim and arrivals hall.
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