WALKIE-TALKIE

Walk, talk, lay, sit, jump and just walk again.

WALKIE-TALKIE

18

Oct

2015

New York

America/New_York

English

Population: 18 Million19 in 2025

GDP: 1.18 1,55 in 2025

BigMac: 5 us dollars

Walkie-Talkie
 
WALKIE-TALKIE is a “built” elongated plaza, in which the space is filled with mass, building soft volumes that invite for interaction.
It is a typology that we call “sidewalk plaza” since it is meant to be located alongside a pedestrian path or any pedestrian flow in public or semi public spaces.
 
5 different components are established serving the sidewalk and the pedestrian passers-by: seating grandstand, Lounge planter, Discussion & study table, Mini cinema and Elastic bed.
 
 

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The 5 functions work in both ways, independently and collaboratively: they can be arranged in different modes, giving plenty of options for different sequences and configurations.
This proposal is highly flexible and it provides opportunity for any eventual unpredictable change.
 

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Module and Materiality
The proposal follows a modular system with a cube as base geometry and smallest unit. This is a due to its flexibility and ease as a mobile piece of street architecture.
 

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It is combination of three different modules:
01. The single cube ( 450mm W x 450mm L x 450mm H) ; 02. the middle size block – volume equivalent to 3 cubes ( 450 mm W x 1350mm L x 450mm H); and 03. the big size block – volume equivalent to 5 cubes ( 450 mm W x 2250mm L x 450mm H).
 

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The main material used is high compression, high density polyurethane base foam, top and ends laminated with 2” of cross linked polyethylene, 2” polyester web handles and with special Velcro placement along the edges connected side-by-side, end-to-end or on top of one another.
 

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Functions
The uses and activities proposed are a mini theatre for projections, a debating table for spontaneous interactions, a megaphone platform, where diverse Street artists and musicians perform freely, meeting points, grandstands for observing performances, elastic bed and a lounge area among many others.
These uses naturally complement the dynamics that arise spontaneously on any elongated circulation space.
 

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The design does not interfere with the circulation.
It can be positioned alongside of any elongated space, sidewalk or existing plaza, facilitating new forms of collective gathering and engagement with the city.
 

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It is street architecture without ground that can accompany any existing space where there is a constant flow of people.
It can be moved, recycled, taken away and placed again and again.
It is an authentic piece of street architecture that invites for interaction.

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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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Latest Moments
This place is incredible!!!

This place is incredible!!!

It is the best place in Chongqing. Our family never had that much fun before! and it is 100% open to public! It is so modern and kids love it.

Photo by Andy Wang

Taken at PEGASUS TRAIL

有太多的特征可以感受

有太多的特征可以感受

有太多事情可以做。有太多的活动可以让家长和孩子一起玩乐。甚至爷爷辈也可以乐在其中。

Photo by 黄智

Taken at PEGASUS TRAIL

Great job! really!

Great job! really!

Siamo arrivati propio per caso, pasavamo vicino con la metro e poi lo abbiamo visto, non ci aspettavamo una cosa del genere! In fatti non abbiamo mai visto una cosa del genere come Pegasus Trail, un vero spazio pubblico fatto molto bene.

Photo by Aurora

Taken at PEGASUS TRAIL

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