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Olympia

Inspired by sports, an exciting public space intervention for kids and adults alike

Olympia

08

Aug

2018

Shanghai

Asia/Shanghai

Chinese

Population: 22 Million30 million in 2025

GDP: 251 1,1 billion in 2025

BigMac: 2 us dollars

Olympia
LifeHub | Daning Road | Shanghai, China
 
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.
 
 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 
Olympia was strategically located at the intersection of 2 newly renovated pedestrian streets in the commercial district called Life Hub @ Daning.
 
 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 
Life Hub @ Daning, a 250,000 sqm mixed use development, is one of the hottest commercial areas in Shanghai, due to its condition of open-air retail street. 
 
 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 
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.
 
 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 
Scheduled to be open to public in July 2018, it was coinciding with the FIFA World Cup celebrated in Russia at the same time, which was reason enough to inspire the installation in sports.
 
 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 
Not only football though, the installation was actually composed of 2 sports: Football & Tennis.
 
 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 
The two surreal pitches would collide creating a world of colors and playful shapes, slopes, tunnels and bubbles at the service of children’s entertainment.
 
 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 
Both areas were surrounded by a running track, to enhance the multisport narrative and to add fun features to the playscape.
 
 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 
A red object plaza was added right adjacent to the playscape, designed as a lounge platform for adults to rest and take a break while watching their kids having fun.
 
 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 
A huge umbrella would protect them from the summer sun heat.
 
 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 
The INNOVATIVE playscape by itself turned the new pedestrian streets into an attractive eye catching and busy “SPACE”.
 
 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 
A space where the passersby could bring their kids and families, spending some quality time interacting with other kids and families, as well as reactivating the pedestrian circulation at that spot.
 
 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 
During the summer period, the newly renovated pedestrian intersection became one of the hotspots of Life Hub @ Daning’s open-air retail street, gathering kids and adults alike.
 
 

photo by © Amey Kandalgaonkar


 
Project Credits:
Architecture design: 100architects
Photography: 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


 

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


 

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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Olympia

It is an exciting colorful landscape with shapes that allow the user to play, to jump, to climb and many more things. It is a public space intervention for kids and adults alike.

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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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