BLUE RIBBON

A functional playful object that encloses a safe space for kids.

BLUE RIBBON

30

May

2018

Shanghai

Asia/Shanghai

Chinese

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The Blue Ribbon
LifeHub | Daning lu | Shanghai, China
 
It is an urban intervention in a commercial district of Shanghai. It is located in the LifeHub, a retail street in the heart of Shanghai
 
 

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The ribbon shape bends and turns over generating ergonomic shapes that can be used for many different group ages as well as for different activities such as climbing, seating, lounging and more.
 
 
Youtube Video | 100architects Channel
Blue Ribbon Video




 
It is a public space intervention in an outdoor space just at the intersection of two pedestrian streets.
The project is a circular object that by bending and turning it creates shapes that facilitate interactions among people.
 
 

©Amey Kandalgaonkar


 
A single ribbon that creates shapes for playing, climbing, seating and much more.  On the other hand, it encloses a space for a playground. It is one ribbon that bending and folding create spaces and positions for kids and adults alike.
 
There are also some yellow boxes as seating features for the pedestrian to rest protected from the extreme summer conditions of Shanghai.
 
 

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The Blue Ribbon is a creative public space intervention designed to foster interactions among kids and adults in a virtually enclosed space.
 
 

©Amey Kandalgaonkar


 
Life Hub @ Daning, a 250,000 sqm mixed use development with 110,000 sqm shopping mall, is one of the hottest commercial areas in Shanghai, due to its condition of open-air retail street.
 
 

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The installation was intended to generate a meeting point for families within a safe and enclosed area. A space for fun and interaction of kids and adults.
 
 

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Therefore, the circle was selected as the universal symbolic shape of unity, inclusion, wholeness and perfection. It implies the idea of cyclic movement as a perpetual motion.
 
 

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The basic circular shape was bent creating different functional topographical profiles, granting the look of a Ribbon.
 
 

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Those bends create openings for accessing the central space, seating features, mini-amphitheaters, ramps, slopes, etc.… encouraging the gathering and interaction of people.
 
 

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The resulting enclosed area is rendered as a playground, filled with basic geometric objects as soft pillows to be colonized by kids.
 
 

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A green flooring surface serves as informational and directional canvas, displaying information at the same time as it enhances the perception of being within the circle.
 
 

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Taking advantage of the highest bends of the ribbon, yellow functional boxes were plugged-in as platforms for adults to rest and have a break, as chatting capsules with a certain degree of privacy.
 
 

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The Blue Ribbon not only creates a playful cyclical platform as a challenging path to be traveled by kids by jumping, climbing, sliding and crawling up and down.
 
 

©Amey Kandalgaonkar


 
It also provides with different shapes to host different activities.
 
 

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During the summer period, the Blue Ribbon became the truly meeting point at Life Hub @ Daning’s open-air retail street, gathering kids and adults alike, and successfully increasing the pedestrian circulation at the pedestrian intersection.
 
 

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Youtube Video | 100architects Channel
Blue Ribbon Video




 
 
CREDITS:
 
Project Name:Design: 100architects (Shanghai)
Design Team: Marcial Jesus, Javier Gonzalez, Anshuman Roy
Production: Hong Yang Advertising
Client: Life Hub @ Daning, (Chongbang Group)
Location: Daning Road, Jing’An District, Shanghai, China
Area: 350 m2
Completion: June 2018
Photographer: Amey Kandalgaonkar
 

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The Ribbon at the Life Hub

A circular ribbon that host seating and interaction spaces besides enclosing a space for playground. It is one ribbon that by bending and folding creates spaces and positions for interaction

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3 thoughts on “BLUE RIBBON

  1. Jessica Harumi says:

    Hello!

    My name is Jessica and I’m a design student in Brazil. Every period of my college we develop a main project. This semester we had to do a revitalization of a square close to our university.
    While I was looking for some references I came across with this Blue Ribbon Project, and I thoght that it was genious and some aspects fits perfectly with our project.
    To finish this project we have to suggest some materials, but my group have no idea which materials we can use, so I was wandering if you could tell which material you used in the Blue Ribben project.

    Graciously,
    Jessica

  2. Hussein Ward says:

    it is a great intervention in my opinion to have this mix between children and adults and other families, a great place to meet others, but I wish that u have shared before after photos to understand the intervention more.

  3. Hussein Ward says:

    it is a great intervention in my opinion to have this mix between children and adults and other families, a great place to meet others, but I wish that u have shared before after photos to understand the intervention more.

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Street Intervention

What is an street intervention?
This is the smallest scale of interventions that takes place in the public realm of a city, related to the altering of a portion or a whole street or square, whether vehicular or pedestrian, by adding or installing new alienated elements to the existing configuration of the street.
 
This typology intervenes existing urban settings by occupying the ground of a given area and by acting as an accessible and multifunctional platform, catalyzing social interactions. It is a tactical intervention with a non-territorial nature, keeping a clear formal and aesthetic distinction from the existing surroundings.
 
The main objective of this typology is to trigger a massive public interest to the place through a strong visual impact, usually of a temporary nature, encouraging the rise of high public affluence during a specific period of time, becoming a remarkable virtual landmark that attracts customers and cultivates important human dynamics and commercial activity.


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