Amsterdam Airport Schiphol offers a mixed reality ‘city park’

[From a promotional brochure (in pdf format) on the web site of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol]

Airport Park

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol offers a surprising new attraction: a green ‘city park’

www.schiphol.nl/airportpark

Airport Park is for everyone to enjoy. Relax, work, meet people and enjoy food and refreshments in the park. Once beyond passport control, passengers will now be able to spend their time at the airport in a surprising, park-themed area. Travellers can even step outside to enjoy the sunshine on the terrace. Airport Park offers an all-embracing city park experience, unique in the world.

Airport Park owes its park feeling to a technique called mixed reality. Projections of butterflies, animal sounds and cyclists all convey the feeling of being in a lively city park, which is further enhanced by images of famous parks all over the world on the park’s inside walls. Airport Park aims to mirror the peace and serenity these city parks provide amidst the hustle and bustle of their metropolitan environment.

Passengers can come to rest in comfortable chairs amid a variety of trees and other plants. From designer furniture covered in ivy to tree-stump seats and wooden picnic benches: you will find all of this here and more!

A beautiful 130-year-old tree with a special history points the way to everything the park has to offer. In its original habitat the tree was threatened, but it has now been given a second home at Airport Park.

Travellers can enjoy fresh juices, organic sandwiches, fair trade coffee and other delicious snacks at the Park Café. Take your order outside to enjoy on the terrace or have an organic hamburger in the park. The various kiosks sell magazines, newspapers, flowers and souvenirs.

Passengers will also find several sustainable applications at the park. For example, you can recharge your mobile phone by hopping on one of the bicycles that are used to generate energy. LED lighting is used wherever possible and sunshine and daylight enter the park through tube lighting and fibre optics cables – celebrating the natural brand values of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol: sustainability, inspiration and hospitality.

Airport Park is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s answer to travellers’ need for a place to relax or work in a green environment, and contributes to our ambition of being Europe’s Preferred Airport. Airport Park is located beyond passport control in Lounge 1, above Pier D.

For press applications mail press@schiphol.nl or call Press Offce at 020 – 601 26 73

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