WTC Schiphol Airport
Wish for good fortune
28 JULY 2016, AMSTERDAM
SummaryAmsterdam, July 28 2016 – The public area of the World Trade Center (WTC) Schiphol Airport has undergone an upgrade. This WTC is a prime location for every company: centrally located, equipped with all comforts and directly connected to the terminal. In collaboration with Schiphol Real Estate (SRE) and CBRE Global Investors, D/DOCK is responsible for the interior design of the stylish Fortune Bar, the new Hospitality Desk, the reconfiguration of hotspots and the upgrade of the toilet groups and signage. Together with Studio Rublek a new lighting plan was designed.
Unity, contemporary, trendy, homey and more green are the pillars of the new interior design of the redevelopment, carried out on the third floor of WTC Schiphol Airport; on request of and in consultation with the tenants.
Eye catcher at the entrance of the WTC is a green wall of moss, with the characteristic Schiphol tower. At the top of the escalator, the renewed Hospitality Desk can be found and at the right, visitors can take a peek in the kitchen of the Fortune Bar, where fresh coffee, homemade salads, sandwiches and soups, but also healthy snacks are prepared daily. During the evening, this area transforms in to a trendy (cocktail) bar, where people can get a drink with their customers or colleagues in a sociable environment.
Inspiration for the ‘Fortune’ concept is the pursuit of and wish for happiness, which is something that man has been in pursuit of forever, brings people together across the globe and eliminates cultural differences. This is reflected in the entire bar in several ways; with room dividers that have various fortune elements, the bonsai tree and the paintings that tell an historic tale. People can sit down and relax in front of the crackling fire or take a seat at the reading table. Eye catcher in the area is the lighting above the bar and the reading table. Striking lighting designs that complement the area in an ambient manner.
The ’way finding’ of the eight towers is greatly improved as well. Every elevator lobby is easy to find by means of graphic light beacons and strongly lit ceilings and provides the necessary variety in perception due to different lighting intensities.
According to Coen van Dijck, Managing Director and Partner of D/DOCK, WTC Schiphol Airportis an “international melting pot of business, social contacts and a clearly present traveler spirit”.
“The daily bustle in the Fortune Bar shows that this new meeting place is appreciated greatly by the employees in WTC Schiphol Airport from the very first day. The response from our tenants is very positive: it is an eye catcher in the public area with great design.
A pleasant environment to do some work it, catch up or to relax”, says Margot Koeman, Property Manager WTC Management.
In summary, a design interior that meets the modern requirements and wishes of the tenants of WTC Schiphol Airport.
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