Apart from the fact that they welcome planes and their passengers, what do the airports of Nice, Belgrade (Serbia) and Male (Maldives) have in common? Answer: they all owe the recent transformation of part of their infrastructure to 1PAX and its teams, responsible in particular for the architectural design of the new developments.
While projects focused on the world of transport do not constitute the entirety of the missions of 1PAX, which also specializes in urban planning and interior design, they remain at the center of its activity. Because, according to Mabel Miranda, founder of the agency, transport infrastructure must evolve towards a more direct relationship with its users, and move towards zero emissions and decarbonization. They must also participate in a better use of land and space inside buildings to reduce their environmental footprint.
Shaping the world of tomorrow
The philosophy of 1PAX is to believe in architecture on a human scale, where travel makes sense and creates well-being, healthy environments and positive emotions. It is therefore essential to advocate for architecture that reinvents itself, pushes its own disciplinary limits and participates in building a better and sustainable future.
Thanks to a workforce composed of multidisciplinary and versatile architects and engineers, the agency can be involved in various and varied programs, both in the form of the project and in its realization. But whether it is the organization of road access or car parks, urban development, the study of aircraft traffic, or even airport security review, the objective is to understand the mission through the prism of sustainability.
A central place for the individual
1PAX, which means "1 passenger" in commercial transport jargon, reminds us with its name that the passenger, or more broadly the individual, remains the number one priority of the agency and its teams throughout the development of a project. The responsible and human-oriented sensitivity that the company cultivates is therefore anything but surprising, and fits perfectly into this forward-looking approach.
It is therefore almost natural that 1PAX was selected to take part in the architectural design of the first European vertiport, based in Pontoise, near Paris. The main works are now complete, and the first electric taxidrones are already carrying out tests in real air traffic conditions. All the lights are green so that these futuristic flying taxis can transport their first passengers over short distances on the occasion of the Paris Olympics next year.
An atypical, innovative and international agency
With offices in Paris, Belgrade, Lima and Miami, 1PAX is physically present internationally, and not only in terms of its involvement in projects around the world. Within the agency, we work in many languages (French, English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Serbian and Bulgarian), which offers a certain perspective of cultural and linguistic adaptation to the company's teams.
A universality certainly inherited from the history of its founder, Mabel Miranda. Example
Concrete citizen of the world, this entrepreneur left her native Peru at 20 years old following a crisis / civil war in the 90s, when young people migrated massively abroad.
First to the United States, then Italy, France for almost 20 years, Japan, China and now Serbia, where she lives 50% of her time, when she is not traveling to develop a 1PAX project, especially in Paris.
1PAX in brief is:
- Teamwork, mobile, flexible, collaborative and networked between architects and engineers from its 4 sites: Paris - Belgrade - Lima - Miami
- Member of the Impulse Partners incubator and the AFEX association (French architects for export)
- A practice holding labels such as Paris innovation and French Tech and also 2 patents at the INPI
- A common practice of the latest technologies (BIM, virtual reality)
- Teaching work and environmental awareness with conferences in Paris, Lima, Belgrade
- A work dedicated to the human scale, to the decarbonization of mobility, to the architecture of tomorrow, today.