The newly completed Lotus Lounge inside the Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) is a landmark social hub for parents and teachers in the heart of Shunyi District. For 25 years, WAB has been an independent not-for-profit international school dedicated to providing top-quality education to ex-pats in a diverse environment. Lotus Lounge is located in the middle of the grounds and looks directly out onto the academy's Tiger Field athletics track and soccer pitch.
The central idea of Lotus Lounge is to provide a convenient and comfortable place for adults to go in the afternoons and on the weekends when the students engage in sporting activities. The design thinking was to create a contemporary hangout space where teachers could work, meet parents, and host after school activities. The playful yet settled vibe is also perfect for parents to socialize with each other.
The interior design aims for a loft-lounge feel, combining high and low decor in one space, including steps for working and sitting, cafe-style furniture for dining, and quieter pockets for better face-to-face communication. Tables and chairs can be stored away, making room for extra bodies when events require the stage's use. The custom-made lighting system emphasizes the soft wooden, grey, and greenish tones.
Lastly, the outside terrace offers comfortable alfresco dining with elevated steps, hanging sails, plants, and lounge-style furniture to enjoy the games out in front.
刚刚完成的北京京西学校Lotus Lounge，为顺义地区的老师和家长提供了一个沟通及社交的空间。拥有25年历史的北京京西学校，是一所非营利性的国际文凭学校，致力于为学生提供卓越的教育理念，并构建多元化的教学环境。Lotus Lounge位于校区的中心，正对运动跑道和足球场。