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Wutopia Lab combines learning and entertainment fairyland-like kids café in Dalian, China

China Architecture News - Aug 15, 2019 - 02:41   2051 views

Wutopia Lab combines learning and entertainment fairyland-like kids café in Dalian, China

Shanghai-based architecture firm Wutopia Lab has created a fairyland-like kids café in Dalian, China, the exterior skin of the building - featuring circular shining patterns - are also more inviting for the kids who want to explore inside. 

Named Lolly-laputan Café, the Fairyland Premium Kids Café was officially opened to the public in Dalian on May 28th, 2019. The brand is mutually owned by PACEE Education and Fairyland so that there will be shared resources from PACEE that the client wishes kids can enjoy learning with entertainment. This cafe will be the first educational family restaurant in China.

Wutopia Lab combines learning and entertainment fairyland-like kids café in Dalian, China

Daughter

One day morning my daughter Tangtang was drawing out her dreamy fairyland and I really want to make that dream come true, so more kids can come and join in this wonderful fairyland.  

The exterior façade of the restaurant is made of aluminum panels with punctures of various sizes on it to create an effect of ripples woven together. Behind these ripples a world between reality and dreams is created for kids. 

Wutopia Lab combines learning and entertainment fairyland-like kids café in Dalian, China

The front lobby is a circular space surrounded by forest of lights, which is composed of 1000 acrylic tubes that are able simulate the effect of sunlight shining through thick layers of leaves to provide a unique forest experience, with the reflection of the mirrored wall.

The central area is the Cloudy Town, the wonderland for kids. They can enjoy the Ocean of Clouds made of acrylic, with tree houses, slides, ball pit hidden in between. 

Surrounded the Cloudy Town will be the food area.

Wutopia Lab combines learning and entertainment fairyland-like kids café in Dalian, China

The Golden Castle

At the corner of the Cloudy Town is the Golden Castle, where there will be candle lights, fireplace, and shiny silverware for kids. A white gallery, hidden away from the center, is a little space where kids can have some privacy with friends.

Wutopia Lab combines learning and entertainment fairyland-like kids café in Dalian, China

Shall we dance?

Kids, there will be no unwitnessed life because we’ll be here for you and every one of you will be the shiny star because we made a stage for you. Red velvet curtain slowly revealed the gateway to old memories with neon lights, wood floor, beautiful wallpaper and crystal chandeliers. The future and the past are now interweaved, and the stage is ready for you to dance. 

Wutopia Lab combines learning and entertainment fairyland-like kids café in Dalian, China

Day dream: Cotton Candy / Space Travel

Restroom becomes the day dream for kids. Cotton candies become girls’ favorite cloud lamp and mirror and boys can be astronauts traveling the space. 

Wutopia Lab combines learning and entertainment fairyland-like kids café in Dalian, China

Wutopia Lab combines learning and entertainment fairyland-like kids café in Dalian, China

Wutopia Lab combines learning and entertainment fairyland-like kids café in Dalian, China

Wutopia Lab combines learning and entertainment fairyland-like kids café in Dalian, China

Wutopia Lab combines learning and entertainment fairyland-like kids café in Dalian, China

Wutopia Lab combines learning and entertainment fairyland-like kids café in Dalian, China

Wutopia Lab combines learning and entertainment fairyland-like kids café in Dalian, China

Wutopia Lab combines learning and entertainment fairyland-like kids café in Dalian, China

Wutopia Lab combines learning and entertainment fairyland-like kids café in Dalian, China

Wutopia Lab combines learning and entertainment fairyland-like kids café in Dalian, China

Wutopia Lab combines learning and entertainment fairyland-like kids café in Dalian, China

Wutopia Lab combines learning and entertainment fairyland-like kids café in Dalian, China

Wutopia Lab combines learning and entertainment fairyland-like kids café in Dalian, China

Wutopia Lab combines learning and entertainment fairyland-like kids café in Dalian, China

Wutopia Lab combines learning and entertainment fairyland-like kids café in Dalian, China

Wutopia Lab combines learning and entertainment fairyland-like kids café in Dalian, China

Wutopia Lab combines learning and entertainment fairyland-like kids café in Dalian, China

Wutopia Lab combines learning and entertainment fairyland-like kids café in Dalian, China

Floor plan

Wutopia Lab combines learning and entertainment fairyland-like kids café in Dalian, China

Elevation

Project facts

Design Firm: Wutopia Lab

Chief architect: MIN Erni, YU Ting

Project architect: Shengrui PU

Design team: Mingshuai LI, Song LIU, Xueqin JIANG

Design consultant: S5 Design Co., Ltd

Client: Fairyland premium kids cafe, PACEE Education 

Light consultant: Wuxi Huancheng Light Electricity Limited Company

Location: Dalian, China

Area: 580 sqm

Project year: May 2019

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