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Shanghai

BLOOMING ROOFTOP

An oversized and surreal flower garden captured at its blooming time.

BLOOMING ROOFTOP

25

Sep

2019

Shanghai

Asia/Shanghai

Chinese

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Blooming Rooftop
Shanghai | China
 
Having into consideration that the rooftop has been conceived as a Green Hill hosting amusement facilities for kids along the S-shaped walkway, 100 Architects has decided to enhance even more that duality between nature and kids
 

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by taking a pseudo-childish approach of an oversized and surreal flower garden captured at its blooming time.
 

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A series of eye-catching and colorful giant flowers are scattered throughout the rooftop garden
 

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but also a functional program, a system of platforms hosting different recreational and entertainment functions underneath those flowers.
 

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Besides the flowers as localized nodes of activity, the proposal also comprises the beautification of the planned sports field, as well as the modification of the materiality on one of the garden sides from the S-shaped walkway.
 

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This way, the concept of duality between nature and the human race becomes actually visible and plausible throughout the entire proposal.
 

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Project Name: Blooming Garden
Design: 100architects (Shanghai)
Design Team: Marcial Jesús, Javier González, Mónica Páez, Lara Broglio, Gong Xun, Marie Anseaume, Cosima Jiang.
Client: Shanghai Urban Space Art Season 2019
Area: 3750 m2
Completion: August 2019
Location: Shanghai, China
 
 

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Blooming Garden

It is a surreal park designed with a pseudo-childish approach of an oversize and surreal flower garden captured at its blooming time. The park contains green areas and entertainment features for kids and adults alike.

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Product definition

It is an intervention inside or in the envelope of an existing structure. It is based on the removal or modification of its parts, and the addition of architectural elements with the purpose of defining new functions and attract new users fostering interactions. It is commonly used to revamp retail, commerce, entertainment areas in privately own public spaces (POPS) of free access.
 
In some cases, it is essentially an interior renovation in an existing building. In some others it is an exterior renovation of its envelope making it accessible and interactive in different ways toward the exterior.


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