It is a public space intervention in a commercial district in the heart of Shanghai. It is located on the intersection of two new open pedestrian streets at Daning Road.
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This public space design aims to attract pedestrian and passersby through its exciting colorful landscape and topography. It’s morphology allows the user to play, to jump, to climb and many more things. On the other hand, the project counts with seating features and a red “object plaza” with an umbrella and a lounge area for the pedestrian to take a break from the extreme summer heat.
Olympia is a playscape inspired in sports due to the celebration of the FIFA World Cup during the same period. Designed to attract customers and enhance the World Cup experience.
The intersection had been recently turned into pedestrian road and therefore a public space project was commissioned to 100 Architects in order to promote it and re-activate the area after the renovation works.
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.