GREEN SKYLINE

Not a usual waterfront experience

GREEN SKYLINE

23

May

2024

Hengqin

Green Skyline
Hengqin | China
 
With Green Skyline we turned an overbearing coastline walkway into a joyful and stimulating public space for the entire local community, turning a mere underused circulation space into an urban hotspot to stay and socialize.

 
 

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Overlooking Macau from Hengqin Island’s Waterfront, the project adds much-needed amenities and eye-catching platforms that promote outdoor lifestyle and social interaction among citizens, while creating a strong visual identity for Hengqin Island.
 
The intervention features a group of capsules designed with distinctive and attractive silhouettes, creating a colorful skyline visible from Macau. This unique silhouettes also function as engaging handrail with entertaining features such as telescopes, selfie spots, or different seating arrangements.

 
 

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While the outer surfaces are intentionally colorful and captivating, the inner surfaces of the capsules are crafted with warm wood finishings, offering a cozy place to spend some quality leisure time. These capsules serve diverse purposes, while some are intended for social gatherings and casual chats, others are equipped with playful installations like swings, seesaws, and slides, offering leisure and entertainment in equal doses.
 
On the city-facing side, an array of umbrellas with different seating configurations invites visitors to hang out, relax, and socialize under pleasant shadows.

 
 

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At night, the project is illuminated with LED strips that accentuate the skyline silhouettes, creating a sublime visual effect. The overall night ambiance is quite enchanting, fostering an immersive experience of rhythm and color under the lit-up silhouettes, and transforming the overbearing surroundings into a human-scale urban landmark.

 
 

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Credits
 
PROJECT NAME: Rich Bridge
DESIGN: 100 Architects (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
DESIGN TEAM: Marcial Jesús, Javier González, Mónica Páez, Lara Broglio, Ponyo Zhao, Keith Gong, Cosima Jiang, Michelle Aldora, Jango Zhang & Yuntong Liu.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEAM: Matias Hernandez, Jenny Fan & Eva Jiang
SIZE: 1.000 m2
STATUS: Concept Design
LOCATION: Sijing Ancient Town, Shanghai, China

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Neighborhood Intervention

What is a neighborhood intervention?
This is the medium-scale type of intervention that takes place in the public realm of a city, related to the altering of a portion of a neighborhood. A type of intervention of such magnitude and notoriety impacts not only the immediate surrounding urban environment but rather the urban dynamics of a whole neighborhood, becoming an urban landmark and a local attractor of social interactions in a given neighborhood.
 
The main objective of this typology is to trigger massive public interest in the place through a strong visual impact and injection of activities, encouraging the increase of high public influx and establishing an urban landmark that can cultivate important human dynamics and boost commercial activity. These phenomena are achieved through the creation of spaces for leisure, entertainment, play and collective joy, catalyzing important social interactions throughout the neighborhood.
 
This topology of intervention, normally is used by real state developers to bring fresh and unique ideas to the public realm of their urban developments, which contributes to stand out in the market, establishing a distinct brand identity through innovative, and user-oriented design solutions that enhance the quality of life and thus, the appeal and value in the eyes of potential buyers or tenants, increasing the marketability of the project and potentially leading to higher property values, rental rates and ultimately faster sell out. This interventions maximize the value of the entire neighborhood.

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