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Chongqing | China
Seahorse is a water park designed for the public space of a new residential area in Chongqing (China).
The surrounding public areas count with a swimming pool as well, which is complemented with this water playscape for kids, with the aim of fostering entertainment & social interactions among kids and adults alike.
Following with the themed series of Horse playgrounds from our client, they commissioned us this new playscape with the particular request that this one had to include water features in it.
When relating the Horse theme park and the water features, it was obvious for us that the twist of this project had to be a Sea Horse approach, the Horse of the water realm.
Therefore, the water park features a main sunken wet area in the shape of a Sea Horse, which can be understood not only from a pedestrian point of view within the playscape, but also from all the surrounding residential towers.
As main wet area, the Sea Horse sunken platform hosts the big majority of water features, customized in the same color palette, and sprinkling water towards the interior of that sunken wet platform.
The surrounding areas of the Sea Horse are treated in a contrasting striped color palette, defining a dry play area which contains dry playful features in order to make the playscape usable & playable also during winter months.
Those dry playful features are designed in a circular shape, mimicking water ripples of activity.
The resulting image is a colorful and eye-catching playscape, which includes playing features for kids as well as shaded seating features for adults, visible from all the residential towers surrounding the central public space.
Project Name: Seahorse
Design: 100architects (Shanghai)
Design Team: Marcial Jesús, Javier González, Mónica Páez, Lara Broglio, Gong Xun.
Client: Dongyuan Dichan
Area: 650 m2
Completion: September 2019
Location: Chongqing, China
Photography: Amey Kandalgaonkar
It is essentially a waterpark shaped as a seahorse located in Chongqing downtown. It includes many interesting water features as well as a few seating areas adults and playing objects for kids.
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The Painted Scape is a 2d architectural configuration, which is painted and/or coated to cover a significant area of an existing urban scape. This architectural configuration only intervenes – whether vertically or horizontally - on the surface of the space.
The interaction takes place in the interface between the user and the painted surfaces - vertical or horizontal - in which the users finds information, signals, functional areas and spaces.
The main objective of the painted scape is to call attention to the existing space, inject it with a unique identity, and highlight spatial functions with 2d aesthetics. Through these actions, this intervention makes a formerly unremarkable space an attraction for users and customers.