The Schiphol Departure Lounge 4 is a kid-friendly departure area created by Dutch designers Tjep. The redone departure lounge is both kid-friendly and adult-friendly, and features a slide, colorful benches and artwork.
The kid-friendly portion of the Schiphol Departure Lounge 4 comes in the form of the aforementioned slide, the colorful couches and the airplane benches. The green couches may seem like an odd choice, but Tjep chose them to make the area look a bit more natural and outdoorsy. The plane benches were designed to give travelers a view of an airplane, as the lounge itself doesn't offer a direct view of the runway. Adults who could care less about slides or airplane benches should get a kick out of the lounge's over 100 power outlets, and its M.C. Escher artwork hanging from the ceiling.
The Schiphol Departure Lounge 4 Lets Kids Play During Layover
1. Kid-friendly Airport Design - Designing airports with specific zones for kids could create a new standard for modern airport design.
2. Artistic Airport Features - Creative and immersive designs, such as the M.C. Escher artwork in the Schiphol Departure Lounge 4, could become popular features in airports to enhance the traveler’s experience.
3. Functional Airport Seating - Designing airport seating with power outlets and airplane views in mind can make layovers less frustrating for travelers and offer added value to airport lounges.
1. Airport Design - Companies specializing in airport architecture can innovate by incorporating creative and functional elements for travelers of all ages.
2. Family-friendly Travel - The travel industry can create more kid-friendly vacation packages and family-oriented travel experiences, building on the success of features like the Schiphol Departure Lounge 4’s playground.
3. Art Installation - Creating immersive installations, like the M.C. Escher artwork, can offer a creative spin on public art exhibitions and provide alternate revenue streams for artists and galleries.