Mockup or Mockery?

Daan ( has send us some pics from Schiphol Airport. The scene reminded him of something. Daan worked with us on the competition for the new Lounge in Terminal 3.

Schiphol used to be a very elegant and coherent environment. But over the years fragmentation and commercialization turned it into yet another postmodern experience. You can actually go for coffee in scaled down version of Gare du Nord…

In an attempt to reintroduce ‘grand scale’ we proposed a ‘sea’ of comfortable rotating chairs, perhaps Eggs or Swans. No Tulips though. But still a kind of flower field could come into being.

We did not win, strangely enough. But apparently something similar has now popped up elsewhere in the airport. Coincidence? Is it a mockup? It is quite clear that the details still need work. And of course that many more should spring up.

We’re trying to find out how exactly this cozy corner saw the light, but our man on the inside hopped to another job… we’re still in the dark.

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