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TWIN WAVES

Two almost identical entertaining waves

TWIN WAVES

04

Aug

2019

Shanghai

Asia/Shanghai

Chinese

Population: 27 Million30 million in 2025

GDP: 251 6.6 %

BigMac: 2.74 us dollars

Twin Waves
HKRI TaiKoo Hui | West Nanjing Road | Shanghai | China
 
Twin Waves is an indoor installation in HKRI Taikoo Hui, a top-class business, retail & entertainment hub in Shanghai downtown, at the heart of the vibrant district of Jing’an.
 
The installation comprises 2 almost identical entertaining waves as bent platforms that create 2 artificial hills which provide different activities on both of their respective sides.
 

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One wave offers the possibility of climbing up and sliding down into a monochromatic ball pit, while the other wave includes an amphitheater for small events and performances or social gatherings on one face of the hill, and a sliding slope on the other face.
 

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Both waves are designed with functional graphics on their surfaces, adding playability to the platforms, equipping them with a Chinese Checker, a mini version of the popular floor game Twister, and the traditional yet fun Hopscotch.
 

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The waves create a sort of tunnel underneath, which was used to introduce some lounge/chill-out areas for youngsters, filled with bean bags on the floor.
 

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The project was designed as an indoor activation of the public space within a double-height space, generating a meeting & entertainment spot for social interactions at the heart of the retail space, visible from the upper floor, encouraging the gathering and interaction of people.
 

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Twin Waves not only create an eye-catching platform as challenging hills to be climbed up & slid down. It also provides functional shapes to host different adult-related activities, such as speeches, workshops, performances, etc…
 

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Photo ©Brian Chua


 

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Photo ©Brian Chua


 

Photo ©Brian Chua


 

Photo ©Brian Chua


 

Photo ©Brian Chua


 

Photo ©Brian Chua


 

Photo ©Brian Chua


 

Photo ©Brian Chua


 

Photo ©Brian Chua


 

Photo ©Brian Chua


 

Photo ©Brian Chua


 
CREDITS:
 
Project Name: Twin Waves
Design: 100architects (Shanghai)
Design Team: Marcial Jesús, Javier González, Lara Broglio, Mónica Páez, Keith Gong,
Yevheniia Likhachova & Marie Anseaume.
Client: HKRI Taikoo Hui / Swire Properties
Area: 530 m2
Completion: June 2019
Location: HKRI TaiKoo Hui, West Nanjing Road, Shanghai, China
Photography: Brian Chua
 
 

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Twin Waves

Two almost identical entertaining waves as bent platforms at the heart of Shanghai.

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Product definition

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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