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Shanghai

Blue Ribbon

A seating feature that encloses a space for playground.

Blue Ribbon

30

May

2018

Shanghai

Asia/Shanghai

Chinese

Population: 22 Million30 million in 2025

GDP: 251 1,1 billion in 2025

BigMac: 2 us dollars

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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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.
 
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.
 
 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


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

photo by © 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.
 
 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 
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.
 
 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 
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.
 
 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


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

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


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

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


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

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 
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.
 
 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 
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.
 
 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 
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.
 
 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 
It also provides with different shapes to host different activities.
 
 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 
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.
 
 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 
Project name: Blue Ribbon
Designer: 100architects
Design team: Marcial Jesus, Javier Gonzalez, Anshuman Roy
Production: Hong Yang Advertising
Client: Life Hub @ Daning, (Chongbang Group)
Location: Daning Road, Jin’An District, Shanghai, China
Built area: 350 m2
Completion: June 2018
Photographer: Amey Kandalgaonkar
 
 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 

photo by © 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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It is an inhabitable architectural object inserted on top of an existing urban environment, but alienated from its surroundings.
 
This architectural object intervenes in the space by touching the ground and acting as an accessible and multifunctional platform, allowing people to stand on top of it and interact directly.
 
The main objective of this conceptual prototype is to trigger a massive public interest to the place, encouraging the rise of high public affluence, becoming a remarkable virtual landmark that attracts customers and cultivates important human dynamics and commercial activity.


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