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LifeHub | Daning Road | Shanghai, China
It is a public space intervention that was designed to join two separate blocks of a retail street that is going under renovation. The project is located in the heart of Shanghai, in a retail street in Daning Road.
The concept that inspired the project was a surreal imaginative event: someone dropped a bucket of painting on the streets, splashing all around with colors.
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Paint Drop Video
It creates a tunnel with lights and seating features along the way while visually and physically connecting 2 pedestrianized areas separated by a block under renovation.
It is composed of 8 catenary arches that spread across a pedestrian intersection in a commercial district in Shanghai. Every time the arches touche the ground, a small seating feature, or game is created.
On the other hand, light sensors and an LED stripe were placed in the base of each arch in order to make it physically interactive when passersby go under the arches creating an interesting light effect.
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.