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CRYSTAL POOL

Water dripping down the stairs creating an eventful "pool" in the plaza.

CRYSTAL POOL

27

Sep

2019

Shanghai

Asia/Shanghai

Chinese

Population: 27 Million30 million in 2025

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Crystal Pool
Crystal Plaza | Pingjiaqiao Road | Shanghai | China
 
Crystal Pool is a creative public space activation designed for the grand opening of a new mixed-use complex 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.
 
 

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The main installation is a gathering of playing and resting functions for kids, youngsters and adults alike. It aims to activate for the entire commercial area attracting users from all over Shanghai.
 
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The project comprises the staircase that connects the street level with the public rooftop of the commercial building, and also the landing area on the street level in an attempt to link both levels through an eye-catching intervention which could encourage visitors to use the staircase as a public space as well.
 
 

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The staircase was sprinkled with “water drops”, different typologies of mini-tribunes, carefully designed to provide a range of different seating & lounge positions overlooking the whole central intersection plaza.
 
 

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Those “water drops” would then create a “water puddle” on the bottom landing area, a pool of fun for the younger visitors, containing an obstacle track and a virtual pool with fun features as a playscape.
 
 

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The resulting intervention is rendered as a playscape on the street level, filled with basic geometrical objects such as bubbles and waves to be colonized by kids, besides shaded seating features for adults.
 
 

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Plus a funky staircase, turned from just a circulation space into a space to stay, to rest, to lay down and contemplate the urban enclave.
 
 

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Project Name: Crystal Pool
Design: 100architects (Shanghai)
Design Team: Marcial Jesús, Javier González, Lara Broglio, Mónica Páez, Gong Xun,
Yevheniia Likhachova, Marie Anseaume, Cosima Jiang.
Client: client -ShangHai Renyao Real Estate Co.&ShangHai Renlu Real Estate Co.
Area: 680 m2
Completion: September 2019
Location: Number 36 ,Pingjiaqiaolu ,Pudong new district.Shanghai, China
Photography: Amey Kandalgaonkar
 
 

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Crystal Pool

an interesting urban landscape and a colorful circuit of events that provide entertainment for parents and kids as well as sitting and lighting features for youngsters and families to enjoy in the public space.

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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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Crystal Pool is a creative public space intervention designed for the grand opening of a new mixed-use complex 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.

Crystal Pool in Archdaily

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