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Hang Out is a creative public space intervention designed for one of the main plazas 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.
The big hexagonal structure is divided in 6 smaller equilateral triangles. Each of the 6 triangles offers a different hanging function for the public space.
Hang Out Movie 1
Inspired by the triangulation of crystals’ structures, the project is shaped as a huge hexagonal structure from which different fun features are hanging down, creating a suspended public space.
This is a particular design approach that has been researched and tested for a while in our office, and has been finally implemented in an outdoor public space.
Hang Out Movie 2
A hanging public space in which all the functions are provided from above, experimenting with the feeling of gravity added to daily public features.
Each of the 6 equilateral triangles is equipped with a different hanging function designed to encourage and foster social interactions among users.
The functions are hanging ball-swings, hammock nets, a hanging picnic, a pipe forest and a hanging lounge.
The hexagon arises from the graphics on the floor, combining two of the typical typologies researched in the office: Painted Scapes & Grounded Objects.
It is intentionally designed that way in order to provide a more immersive experience, which starts from its surroundings when approaching the object.
The Painted Scape on the floor makes it also more eye-catching not only to passersby, but to residents and workers that from the surrounding towers can have a top visual of the graphics.
The resulting installation is a very stimulating & instagrammable space for having fun, interacting with others, resting, playing and whiling away for some time in an open area.
Project Name: Hang Out
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: 750 m2
Completion: September 2019
Location: Number 36 ,Pingjiaqiaolu ,Pudong new district.Shanghai, China
Photography: Amey Kandalgaonkar
The project is shaped as a huge self-standing hexagonal structure from which six different areas with fun features are hanging down creating a suspended public space.
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The Suspended Object hangs above the area to intervene, defining the space and providing with different types of functions from above.
It is an intervention in which the architectural object intervenes in the space without touching it, yet interacts with the space from above. The interaction happens in the interface between the “ceiling” that the hanging object provides and the spaces bellow, where the users stand.
The hanging object aims to promote an alternative kind of public space interaction with a more artistic approach, in which the interface is uncommonly produced from above. This enhances the outdoor experience and triggering new social dynamics that convert the site into a highly recognizable place.