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On view

Social Lounge

Lounge 2 Schiphol

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (NL)

A completely new interior for Lounge 2 at Schiphol AirportIn close cooperation with Schiphol’s in-house architect Benthem Crouwel NACO, we have transformed Schiphol’s largest passenger waiting area into a ‘Social Lounge’. A new lounge where travellers can comfortably linger, where they can meet each other in an informal setting and where there is plenty to discover.

Location
Amsterdam (NL)
Client
Schiphol Group, Consumer Products & Services
Year
2016
Surface
16,000 m2
Status
Permanent
Role
Interior design, Creative direction
Team
Robert van der Linde (lead), Herman Kossmann, Pim Houben, Serena Bigatti, Wendy Snoek, Pauline Fer, Martijn Sas, Remco Swart
Architect masterplan & engineering
Benthem Crouwel NACO
Light design
Rogier van der Heiden together with Kossmann.dejong exhibition architects and Philips
Animation
Douwe Dijkstra
Clock
Maarten Baas
Realisation interior
Kloosterboer Decor, Gielissen, Roels Spaces, Gispen, ISSOS, Hekker Interieurbouw
Wayfinding
Mijksenaar
Main contractor engineering works
Heijmans
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Seven different worlds

The architecture and the interior blend seamlessly into one another. As soon as you enter, you have a phenomenal view from the platform where the planes are taxiing, taking off, and landing in front of you. We created seven worlds around a central square, each with its own theme: luxury, family, travel & culture, modern Dutch, see buy fly, fashion & lifestyle, and care & wellness.

Intuitive wayfinding

Every world has its own concept for retail, catering, services, and seating areas. Characteristic materials and details give each world its own look and identity – this allows you to find your way intuitively without signage. The floor is made of large ceramic tiles and the ceiling is covered in thin black slats integrated with strips of sustainable LED lighting.

“The ultimate goal was to transform Lounge 2 into a ‘social lounge’, with surprising elements and places for relaxed encounters.”

Herman Kossmann

Creative Director, KDJ

Oversized conversation pieces

We placed a number of intriguing objects that surprise people, and trigger conversation and interaction. A monumental clock by Maarten Baas seems to house a real person inside writing the time. Herds of ceramic cows walk on the walls. There are real trees. And a spectacular airplane slide is a magnet for children. This makes Lounge 2 an unforgettable experience that invites you to keep returning.

Awards

Interior News Awards 2017

Shortlisted

FX International Interior Award 2016

Shortlisted

SBID Award 2016

Finalist