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With that framework in mind, we proposed a project inspired by the concept of blossom, comprising a combination of natural landscape and an artificial blooming of huge colorful structures mimicking over-scaled flowers that host a wide range of public space features and facilities at their base contact with the ground level.
The combination of natural and artificial blossoms generates an enchanting forest on the bank of the creek, providing eye-catching and entertaining functions and activities for kids and adults alike along the pedestrian promenade.
In order to enhance that enchanting character of the proposal at night time, colorful LED lighting features were proposed along the artificial flower stems, creating a glowing magical environment.
As highlighted component of this intervention, it’s worth mentioning the several wooden tree-houses that were proposed, which would serve not only as vertical playful structures, but also as human scale landmarks within the new creek’s promenade, from which to have awesome creek views.
A magical intervention for an upcoming magical destination in Dubai.
Project Name: Blooming forest
Design: 100architects (Shanghai)
Design Team: Marcial Jesús, Javier González, Lara Broglio, Mónica Páez, Keith Gong, Cosima Jiang.
Client: EMAAR properties
Area: 12,500 m2
Status: Concept Design
Location: Dubai (UAE)
What is a neighborhood intervention?
This is the medium scale type of interventions that take place in the public realm of a city, related to the altering of a portion of a neighborhood. A type of intervention of such magnitude and notoriety that impacts not only the immediate surrounding urban environment, but rather the urban dynamics of a whole neighborhood, becoming an urban landmark and a local attractor of social interactions in a given neighborhood.
Most of the times, this typology combines several intervention tactics such as Painted Scapes and Grounded Objects, intervening existing urban settings, almost from the lens of Landscape Design, by creating spaces of opportunity for collective leisure, entertainment, play & joy, etc., catalyzing major social interactions across the neighborhood.
The main objective of this typology is to trigger a massive public interest to the place through a strong visual impact, usually of a permanent nature, encouraging the rise of high public affluence and establishing an urban landmark that can cultivate important human dynamics and boost commercial activity.
The project is inspired by the famous Zhujiang River (Pearl River) and It features a simple yet striking combinative system of geometrized water ripples, where the main public functions for social interaction are placed, and striped urban corridors resembling the flow of the river while suggesting and encouraging pedestrian circulation.
The playscape resembles a small village of sand castles on the seaside, and a gigantic Octopus emerging from the sea and approaching curiously the shore of this paradisiac beach, mesmerized by those colorful sand castles.
The Nest is another example of eye-catching and hyper-stimulating design done by 100architects to improve and beautify the urban public realm, in this case in the city of Chengdu, the capital of the Chinese province of Sichuan.
Big Bang is a creative public rooftop activation designed for a new mixed-use building located in the New Bund, the emerging international business center in Pudong (Shanghai), with the aim of fostering entertainment & social interactions among new visitors, appealing to kids, youngsters & adults alike.