Studio STRRR to restyle playground in shopping mall “Koningshoek”
The popular shopping mall Koningshoek in Maassluis has asked Studio STRRR to revamp its indoor play area. Studio STRRR has created the concept “Speelkade” that will reflect the areas past heritage within the play area and at the same time also create a pleasant social meeting place for parents.
A renewal of greenery, decorations and shopping mall seating are also part of the project, adding extra comfort to the Koningshoek shopping experience.
“De Speelkade” – Play platform – Play ribbon – Crane Light – old Maassluis photographs
A little over 10 years ago I (Koen Crommentuijn) started to make a cupboard from biobased materials. I felt I really had to make this cabinet for a nursery, because of my feelings about toxic outflow of, among other things, Formaldehyde from plywood & sheet material. I thought that children were our future, so I wanted a product with minimal emissions. I was looking for a biobased sheet material and then came across Ecoboard – a sheet made of straw, an alternative to MDF and finished with Auro, then one of the few eco paints on the market from Germany. I thought the result was great. Well, I had it made after all, It was a super finished, completely Biobased cupboard, with no screws and all parts glued togetherwith bioresin glue …. however I’m no salesman or producer, but just a creative mind ….so the idea stayed in the cupboard.
Fast forward over 10 years later to Studio STRRR, the design company I set up with my fellow creative mind Carl Mills. We are now firmly entrenched in the leisure sector developing family concepts for hotels and will soon enter the school sector…that Biobased Circular spark started glowing inside me again and we now intend to market Biobased Circular children’s furniture & play objects.
However, unlike 10 years ago, we now have the know how, suppliers, customers and a network which really believes in our mission. So yes my dream of going biobased will become reality soon. Idea and concept development is in full swing…We will keep you all posted!
The WATERWOLF PROJECT AIMES TO stimulate children, adolescence & elderly to play & sport more by participating in diverse physical activities. By creating the Wave we stimulate those physical activities by a physical design object & developing new physical activities in combination with “online” games played by the pool. So we connect the physical environment with online gaming and creating an immersive element to the pool.
Innovation by participating a tender
Erik; “Do you have the time and energy to participate? I have seen a very nice project to improve the swimming and playing experience in swimming pools…” Koen, “uhh yes, seems like a challenge to me…” Erik ; “We have to hand in the draft plan in two weeks!” Koen; “Okay, then let’s get to work!” With a group of 7 people, pure enthusiasm and a good dose of energy we got to work, we hardly knew each other, but the ideas just exploded. Two brainstorming sessions and 1.5 weeks later, the input of 7 communication flows had to fit into 1 presentation. We were able to hand in the presentation 5 minutes before the deadline. Now 2 weeks to wait for the results…
As it turns out, the result is negative, for us that is positive, like a corona test result! Why then, we would ask ourselves. In such a short time new ideas have emerged with an energetic group of people whom I hardly knew until recently. Perhaps for this project we wanted to do too much, show too much, making the concept difficult to understand. This project “The Waterwolf” is therefore not an end point, but a learning process. We are going to focus, further develop the concept in a targeted manner! Thanks for this experience Bravoere, Nomoremondays, Roversnest, InnoSportLab Sport & Beweeg
Do you like to know more about The Wave and gamification activities we developed? Just let us know by fill in the form below and we get in touch!
Studio Stoerrr has joined a great project. A tender for a total concept for a 5 star resort in Madeira, to redevelop a plot of 16 hectare. The Hotel building, the lobby, accommodations, restaurants, pools, SPA, the Marina, outdoor area’s and of course lots of leisure and family fun indoor as well as outdoor. We’re broadening our horizons with our team and now buried deep in our dreams and concepts for this exciting new venture on the beautiful island of Madeira.
The services we offer;
Strategy & Analyses
Total Concept Development Hotel included Leisure facility & activity development
Redesign of all area’s indoor as well as outdoor – Restyle of all interiors (Villa’s, Appartments, Lobby, Restaurants, Retail etc.)
The worktitle for this pre-concept project is “Behind the Hilltops”
Just behind the hilltops lies a wonderful world worth exploring, where the very best that Madeira has to offer can be discovered in a tranquil, beautiful natural setting, right by the sea.
Different worlds collide here to form an intriguing and engaging holiday resort which will satisfy multiple target groups. Families with children looking for fun and relaxation, young adventurous couples and the older generation interested in culture, active holidays and traditional Portuguese cuisine.
Old world meets new world as we reinvent the idea of a traditional Portuguese fishing village by adding hip design that uses typical Madeiran influences, great locally sourced food and a wide range of activities, both active and relaxing which will please all generations.
Life behind the hills is Madeira as it was meant to be. With the warmth of both the sun and friendly smile of locals turning holidays into one big family affair where everybody feels welcome and will be ensured an unforgettable experience. The new hotel will become a home from home, providing a stress free, nature, health and local food inspired holiday with a strong authentic yet modern Madeira flavour.
Life behind the hills is not only real celebration of the best of Madeiran food & culture & style & life philosophy, but also a place to relax, rejuvenate and recharge those batteries.
We Keep you posted regarding this amazing challenge!
From the 5th of June 2021, the youngest guests at Roompot park Klein Vink can enjoy a completely renewed kids zone with VR technology
A complete concept in one space: kids club, playground, games and an all day café.
Including VR technology, touchscreens, floor projections, LED wall.
Fun, education and technology in perfect harmony
Arcen, Friday 4 June 2021 – Roompot park Klein Vink will open its completely renovated kids zone tomorrow. The Indoor fun & café will become a real attraction for lots of families. When creating this zone, Roompot paid a great deal of attention to the mix of digital experiences, a unique indoor play experience, discovery of the region and a varied offering of workshops.
The many loyal guests of the Roompot park Klein Vink in Arcen will not believe their eyes and ears when they step into the space where there was once just a playground. Roompot and a team of specialists transformed this space of no less than 526m² in 14 weeks into a unique Indoor fun & café where the whole family will have a fantastic time.
From 0 to 99 years old
Roompot has succeeded in creating unique experiences and a complete family concept in this space. Allowing the youngest guests to play in a safe natural space close to their parents. In the nest houses they can discover building cabinets with sustainable, safe toys made from cork and building blocks, picture books from which parents can read aloud to their children and cuddly toys with which they can enjoy fun role-playing games.
With the new unique and innovative experiences that are unprecedented at a holiday park, four to seven year olds can fully enjoy themselves in the same space as the teenage target group.
Studio Stoerrr is evolving more and more as a family concept developer. At the moment we are working on Style Book Development for JW Marriott International and on a Strategic Plan for a family Centered Wellness Club for an Eco Resort in Portugal, both indoor and outdoor plans to be developed….
The 21st century guest is used
to experiencing digital self- service wherever they go. At airports, train stations, movie theatres
and even at fast food restaurants. One area where this has not yet happened is
When guests enter a lobby they are usually
faced with an enormous front desk where they have to stand in line to check in
and wait for their credit card to be checked before they receive the key to
For some guests this can be a daunting and
tiring process. Especially after a long days travelling, with an energetic and
impatient 5 year old in tow. Sometimes you just want to walk in, get face to
face friendly service and get to your room for that refreshing shower as
quickly as possible, without having to listen to the complaints of other guests
waiting in line before you.
So why not streamline this process. Shorten
the waiting time and give your guests a warmer welcome? How? By ditching the
desk and implementing new technology to automate the check in.
By Removing the physical barrier between
host and guest, you have the opportunity to create a more personal, human touch.
Welcome your guests as if into your home, into a living room type atmosphere
with cosy check in lounges where guests have the freedom to check in
themselves, but can also ask a personal check in assistant for help if
required. One who actually makes eye contact with you and smiles instead of
staring at his computer screen while he checks your details.
First impressions are everything. So why not design the perfect environment to warmly welcome your guests in your lobby and use technology to speed up the check in process. This way you can also turn your reception area into a multi functional area that is 100% in line with your overall hotel concept.
So if you’re ready to give
your guests the 21st century welcome they deserve and desire, ditch
the desk! Replace it with a homely welcome area. Add a little fun and a large
dose of technology and be amazed at what you can achieve.
Carl Mills – Storyteller & Concept Creator at Studio Stoerrr
Studio Stoerrr created in total 1100 square meter unique outdoor playground concepts for Marriott Hotels & Resorts in Italy, a five star Hotel Group. The opening of both playgrounds will be spring of 2020.