Lolly-Laputan cafe in Dalian is designed for kids
Wutopia Labs is drawing acclaim for its “fairyland” design for Lolly-Laputan cafe in Dalian, China.
The 580sqm space, based on a fantasy drawing, was featured in Dezeen as an educational array of learn-play areas and whimsical decor. The lab itself describes the space as “the first educational family restaurant in China”.
The design features a circular room surrounded by a ring of 1000 acrylic tubes simulating sunlight piercing through a dense forest as well as a cafe surrounded by white acrylic “cloud” panels obscuring hidden play areas. A gallery space provides a calmer atmosphere for children in a less active mood.
A “golden castle” with a kid-sized dining area and a stage for performances with a red velvet curtain are other prominent features of the space.
“One morning my daughter was drawing out her dream fairyland and I really wanted to make that dream come true, so more kids could come and join in,” said the studio’s chief architect Yu Ting in the Dezeen review.
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