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Japan's Newest Airport Terminal Uses Color-Coded Running Tracks for Wayfinding

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All photos by <a href="http://o-f-p.jp/">Kenta Hasegawa</a> via <a href="http://www.designboom.com/architecture/narita-airport-terminal-3-running-track-party-muji-nikken-04-10-2015/">Design Boom</a>
All photos by Kenta Hasegawa via Design Boom

Over in Japan, the Narita International Airport just unveiled a brand new terminal outfitted with running tracks. But this isn't just a gimmick (see: the green tracks in this soccer-themed Berlin office.) The indoor circuit has been color-coded for simple wayfinding: blue for departures, red for arrivals.

Completed well ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, this collaboration by Japanese creative lab Party, minimalist retailer Muji and consultancy Nikken was a low-budget project. So instead of the legion of signs and moving walkways typically found in airports, the designers opted for a running track scheme. Below, more photos, including streamlined furniture by Muji:


· Narita Airport's Terminal 3 is Connected with Color-coded Running Tracks [Design Boom]