Honourable Mentions / by PANORAMA Design Group
PANORAMA Design Group
The concept of this kid’s bookstore is "Book-scape". This is a non-traditional bookstore and a composite parent-child space with four functions: retail, learning, dining, and amusement. We’ve created an abstract world of an outdoor garden in kid’s storybook, provoking their imaginations and letting parents to carry out different parent-child activities.
The retail zone’s warm colors are created by the bright yellow ceiling and full-height wood veneer walls and bookcases. With different curvy combinations, different reading areas with level of privacy are created.
The second zone is multi-purpose classrooms with caves of different sizes. Under the organic ceiling, children can gain new knowledge in a learning space that is relaxing and full of inspiration.
The third zone is a family restaurant which include two different functional areas, the VIP area constructed of environmentally friendly wood depicting the shapes of child's toy. Different events can be held in this semi-open area, and parents can also sit in the open area to enjoy a casual lunch or afternoon tea.
The fourth zone is a multi-functional amusement area. When holding lecture events and new book launches, this surrounded area becomes the seating area of the audience, allowing the speaker to use the acoustic physical phenomenon of the dome ceiling in the middle of the theater.
The exit of this bookstore is a quarter circular corridor depicting a rainbow tunnel created by mirror steel and LED lights. Children and parents return to their real-life from this dreamy world through this transitional space.