Sydney Airport is the gateway to Australia, welcoming 44.4 million passengers in 2018 and is forecast to welcome over 65 million passengers by 2039.

Right Angle Studio is engaged by SYD to assist with:

– Long-range research and insights on customers and product
– Placemaking and retail concept development for individual buildings
– Design and delivery advisory

Our first piece of work on the project identified the four most significant long-term trends that will impact the lives of all future travellers, visitors and workers at Sydney Airport. We provided quantitative and qualitative proof of these trends in action and forecasted what they would mean to SYD by 2040 in terms of passenger needs and experiences. We then built on these trends by presenting a global best-in-show product case study examining everything from WeCompany’s AI-led bookings management system to the Rijksmuseum’s public art collaboration with Schiphol Airport.

Right Angle’s initial trend work has helped enhance SYD’s vision for the future and we are working to assist the airport in the development of best-in-class placemaking, commercial and retail concepts.

“Airports are like cities in microcosm. The airports that offer the most attractive facilities and amenities – along with operational excellence – tend to win out in the competition for routes and travelers.”


Richard van Wijk, Head of Aviation Practice, Nokia


Research, insights

Sydney, AU


Kurt Arms