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Geodesic Snow Globe

A 4 stories gigantic dome in the heart of shanghai

Geodesic Snow Globe

12

Feb

2018

Shanghai

Asia/Shanghai

Chinese

Population: 22 Million30 million in 2025

GDP: 251 1,1 billion in 2025

BigMac: 2 us dollars

Geodesic Snow Globe
XinTianDi| Shanghai| China
 
A 4 stories gigantic dome in the heart of shanghai. It creates an amazing space to get inside, enjoy the views, slide down, swim the ball pit and more.
 
 
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The Snow Globe is a public space intervention on the renowned award-winning Retail Street of Shanghai Xintiandi, in downtown Shanghai, as central piece of their Christmas 2017 campaign, and also part of festival Lumières Shanghai 2017.
 
 


 
It was designed to foster social interactions, attract customers and enhance the Christmas experience in the public realm.
 
 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 
China Xintiandi, a subsidiary of Shui On Land, is an investor, operator and manager of premium commercial properties in the Chinese Mainland, nurturing vibrant communities and commercially thriving districts built around the idea of ‘live, work and play’.
 
 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 
China Xintiandi pursues the mission of ‘bring places to life, and life to places’ throughout their real estate developments, creating landmarks not only for shopping, entertaining, leisure and lifestyle, but also for art display.
 
 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 
The installation should be themed within the Christmas spirit beyond any typical Christmas Tree-type decorative installation, calling the attention of not only kids but adults alike, to use it and experience it rather than just passing by and observing it.
 
 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 
Our proposal arose from the idea of creating a “space” rather than an “object”, from the intention of creating something that surrounds people, instead of something to be surrounded by people, offering an immersive experience in which the visitor would be part of the installation’s narrative.
 
 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 
That’s how the giant Snow Globe was conceived, a 12 m. diameter geodesic dome performed by a stainless steel structure covered with transparent acrylic panels to enclose the space and give the feeling of a glass snow globe.
 
 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 
The 3-meter-tall base incorporates 2 staircases to access to the interior of the globe on the 2nd floor, and also hosts a playful ball pit where visitors land when sliding down the spiral slide that goes down from the 2nd floor.
 
 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 
As snow globes do, the dome would contain a Christmas Tree inside, a low-poly structure finished with dichroic acrylic in order to offer a spectacular look during both, the day and the night.
 
 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 
During the day lights would barely be appreciated, reason why the look of the tree should be interesting enough by itself.
 
 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 
The use of dichroic acrylic, a special rainbow-colored iridescent acrylic, provides a subtle mirror-like finish and changes color while moving, from different viewing angles.
 
 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 
At the same time, it is transparent, so at night it allows the neon flex LED interactive light structure to be seen clearly on the other side. Perfect for performing light shows at night.
 
 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 
But the interactive lighting structure hidden within the tree is not the only lighting feature of the installation.
 
 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 
The entire geodesic dome is equipped with neon flex LED lights in every single edge of the triangulated façade, creating a spherical canvas for lighting shows and interactive purposes.
 
 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 
Project name: The Snow Globe
Architecture Design: 100architects (Shanghai)
Light & Sound Interaction Design: Dogma Lab (Shanghai) + Anyways, Here’s the Thing (NYC)
Engineering: Squiggle Labs (Shanghai)
Construction: EMCC (Shanghai)
Design team: Marcial Jesus, Javier Gonzalez
Client: China Xintiandi (Shui On Land)
Location: Shanghai Xintiandi, Madang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China
Built area: 200m2
Height: 15mts
Completion: November 2017
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


 

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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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