Long Island, New York
JetBlue has moved to an ultra-modern new head office in Long Island, New York. Designed by HLW International, every single feature brings to mind a space-age new world.
Covering an area of approximately 18,500 m2, JetBlue’s headquarters are located in Brewster Building, the same building in which, coincidentally, Brewster Aeronautical Company manufactured the Brewster F2A (the first single-engine fighter plane used in the Second World War).
Regarded as the city of New York’s flagship airline, JetBlue is an important driving force behind its economy. Some one thousand members of staff work in this building, situated in one of New York’s economic hubs. Consequently, the design project was seen as one of the most important US initiatives for URBATEK (a member of Porcelanosa Grupo).
JetBlue has recreated a compendium of structural elements from JFK’s famous Saarinen Terminal and from Terminal 5, out of which it operates. The end result is one of clean purity, with space-age curves evocative of aeronautical components that envelop members of staff and visitors to JetBlue.
To guarantee single-colour flooring with a high-gloss reflective capacity, JetBlue chose URBATEK’s Town White collection in a polished finish. These through-body porcelain tiles have such a glossy shine that all the graphic features used in the décor throughout the building are reflected on it. White is the predominant colour inside the offices, combined with the company’s corporate colours, used for the graphic features, décor and furnishings.
The Town Collection by Urbatek has become a favourite among architects and interior designers, offering a wide choice of colours, formats and finishes. The collection will be extended, with the launch of numerous new additions presented by URBATEK at the forthcoming edition of Cersaie in 2012.
© Photos by Adrian Wilson Photography