Au Bon Pain | George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston
At IAH, the Au Bon Pain location was a stand alone concept set in a high traffic area within Terminal B. The first 1/4 of the cafe is under a standard height ceiling, while the remaining area is within a double height space.
The flow into the space was from two areas - through two grab and go cases set up as an architectural gateway, and from the open side area along the main walkway. Color coded elements help to visually organize the space, and a simple, centrally located trellis denotes the soup and coffee/drink stations while scaling of the high ceiling down to a pedestrian level.
+ GREEN FEATURES
Water efficient fixtures
Efficient waste management
LED lighting in the main space
High efficiency cooking equipment
Fluorescent lighting in Kitchen/BOH
Composite wood are urea-formaldehyde free
Low VOC adhesives, sealants, paintings and coatings
Green cleaning supplies are stored in a fully gasketed closet with controlled ventilation