Schiphol Departure Lounge 4 by Tjep.

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Schiphol Departure Lounge 4 by Tjep.

The departure lounge that Dutch designers Tjep. have just refurbished at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport includes a slide to keep children occupied while they wait.

Schiphol Departure Lounge 4 by Tjep.

Either side of the slide, wooden bleachers and green cushions line the edge of the main waiting area, which is furnished with bright green sofas designed by Atelier Van Lieshout (see our earlier story).

Schiphol Departure Lounge 4 by Tjep.

Other benches are shaped like aeroplanes and a banner of artworks by M.C. Escher winds like a ribbon below the ceiling.

Schiphol Departure Lounge 4 by Tjep.

Tjep. also completed the interior of the neighbouring Departure Lounge 3 at the end of last year, which included a greenhouse that raises into the air and a serving counter shaped like a giant bit of cheese - check it out here.

Schiphol Departure Lounge 4 by Tjep.

We've featured a few buildings with slides inside them on Dezeen, including offices for toy brand Lego and a house in Tokyo.

Schiphol Departure Lounge 4 by Tjep.

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Schiphol Departure Lounge 4 by Tjep.

Photography is by Mike Bink.

Schiphol Departure Lounge 4 by Tjep.

Here's some more information from the designers:


Our second collaboration with Schiphol Airport has resulted in the redesign of Lounge 4. The project consists of the design of two retail sections and a waiting area.

Schiphol Departure Lounge 4 by Tjep.

The starting point of the project was to convey the feeling of a cozy neighborhood rather than a huge international airport. This resulted in the suggestion of a shopping street composed of a variety of buildings. For the seating area we integrated Joep van Lieshout's sofa design for Lensvelt, spread out like a beautiful fresh green grass landscape. Two prominent stands offer differences in level for people like to have an overview. And kids will find a wonderful integrated slide.

Schiphol Departure Lounge 4 by Tjep.

Because the lounge does not have a view on planes we added a couple of specially designed plane benches. For those who know what it feels like to desperately seek a socket to power up your mobile device at an airport we have integrated more than 100 power sockets in the scheme! And finally the original ribbon-like M.C. Escher artwork integrates beautifully in the aesthetics of the lounge.

  • http://www.lockerwinkel.nl Katrina Bull

    I think we need to go and find this bit of Schiphol next time we are there. Definitely if we are with the kids!