TANGO TRIANGLE

An interactive urban intervention in the public space with music and lights

TANGO TRIANGLE

09

Feb

2018

Shanghai

Asia/Shanghai

Chinese

Population: 27 Million30 million in 2025

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Tango Triangle
Life Hub | Daning Lu | Shanghai, China

 

It reacts to the users stepping on it: every time a panel is activated, it would be light up and make a piano sound. When it is not being used, it would have a few pre-established animation that would be fun to look at.

 

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Tango Triangle interactions


 

The Triangle Tango is a public intervention designed for the annual International Summer Festival organized by Life Hub @ Daning in their privately-owned public space within their open-air Retail Street.

 

 



 

Life Hub @ Daning, a 250,000 sqm mixed use development with 110,000 sqm shopping mall, is one of the hottest shopping centers in Shanghai, due to its condition of open-air retail street.

 

 

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From the very beginning the marketing team of Life Hub @ Daning insisted on creating something INTERACTIVE. Something unexpected beyond any typical decorative installation, that would attract kids and adults alike to come and use it, rather than pass by and observe it.

 

 

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An intervention that, by itself, would turn a circulation area into a “SPACE” to stop and stay, where their customers could bring their kids and families and spend some quality time interacting with other kids and families.

 

 

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The proposal could not block the visibility of storefronts around it, therefore our approach was to embed an interactive activity at the floor level. That decision led us to an installation where people should engage by stepping with their feet.

 

 

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For this project we teamed up with the Shanghai-based American engineer and interactive designer Maciej Dudek, from Squiggle Labs, to generate responsive feature.

 

 

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Based on new generation dancing games, we created a lighting & musical responsive platform reacting to people’s steps onto the triangular panels.

 

 

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Capacitive sensors placed underneath the glass would feel the electromagnetic field and trigger a light blink and a musical piano tone every time someone would step on it.

 

 

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Visually designed as a fractal combination of equilateral triangles, it also counts with a graphic design based on interesting patterns within each triangle seeking for a visual impact as an attractor mode whenever nobody was stepping on it.

 

 

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The monochromatic treatment, with shades of yellow, was extended on the floor beyond the platform to enhance his visual impact.


 
 

Project name: Triangle Tango

Designer: 100architects

Design team: Marcial Jesus, Javier Gonzalez, Eunice Tsa

Client: Life Hub @ Daning, (Chongbang Group)

Location: Daning Road, Jin’An District, Shanghai, China

Built area: 120m2

Completion: June  2017

Photographer: Amey Kandalgaonkar

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Tango Triangle

It reacts to the users stepping on it: every time a panel is activated, it would be light up and make a piano sound.

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Street Intervention

What is an street intervention?
This is the smallest scale of interventions that takes place in the public realm of a city, related to the altering of a portion or a whole street or square, whether vehicular or pedestrian, by adding or installing new alienated elements to the existing configuration of the street.
 
This typology intervenes existing urban settings by occupying the ground of a given area and by acting as an accessible and multifunctional platform, catalyzing social interactions. It is a tactical intervention with a non-territorial nature, keeping a clear formal and aesthetic distinction from the existing surroundings.
 
The main objective of this typology is to trigger a massive public interest to the place through a strong visual impact, usually of a temporary nature, encouraging the rise of high public affluence during a specific period of time, becoming a remarkable virtual landmark that attracts customers and cultivates important human dynamics and commercial activity.


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You step and sounds come up. Really nice interactive installation. 100% recommended for families.  

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Kids really enjoyed this

Just going around the life hub complex, we found this. Amazing ideas for the public space. We look forward to come back to this kind of urban festivals.

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This kid was so funny

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