wanna one shapes madrid's urban lockers following the 'leave your luggage, live the city' concept wanna one shapes madrid's urban lockers following the 'leave your luggage, live the city' concept
jun 07, 2016

wanna one shapes madrid's urban lockers following the 'leave your luggage, live the city' concept

wanna one shapes madrid’s urban lockers following the ‘leave your luggage, live the city’ concept
(above) simple icon-based signposting guide the traveler
all images by caulin photos




local-based studio wanna one was commissioned to shape and rejuvenate the image of the old and cliché lockers in madrid, that were poorly lit and arranged along gray aisles. named ‘lock & be free’, the storage space has opened near the touristic street gran vía, in calle jardines 11, offering travelers a place to leave their hand luggage, weighing up to 25kg, and also giving them access to private rooms for bigger pieces. additionally to this, the space also provides services that make life easier for visitors like mobile chargers, immediate booking in-store and online, free wi-fi access, and a printing service for boarding passes.

highly topical colors and materials are found throughout the space




the challenge of the studio was to shape the brand’s concept ‘leave your luggage, live the city’ into the brand’s universe and its interior design scheme. the latter one combines highly topical colors and materials: white peg boards, yellow lockers flanked by a circular font, a typical airport rubber floor and a powerful set of lights transmitting a lot of positive energy. the matte and glossy finishes achieve the desired bulky look to an extremely small space, only 26 square meters, but in which one feels at ease.

the entrance showcases the airport-like theme




everything inside is reigned by dialogue and a pleasant atmosphere. for travelers who go through life lost in translation, wanna studio has provided a simple icon-based signposting so they can guide themselves on their own. at a glance, you can check the weather in the spanish capital, the average time to get back to the airport and the prices for the provided services. thanks to ‘lock & be free’ you can say goodbye to travelers dragging trolleys through the cobbled streets of madrid.

the space is ideal for those who have a short stay in madrid and need a place to leave their belongings

a matte and glossy material was used, creating a bulky look

the locker rooms also offer areas to charge your cellphone

different-sized compartments allow many types of bags

each locker has its own integrated lock

‘leave your luggage, live the city’

white peg boards make up the walls

information hangs on the wals

the yellow lockers result in a good vibe



project information:

name: lock & be free
architects: wanna one (esther mengual + cathy figueiredo)
project scope: branding, communication and interior design
location: jardines 11, madrid (spain)
execution: 2016
total area: 30 m2
photography: caulin photos



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edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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