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Wired Scape: Where Imagination, Nature, and Community Converge
Step into Wired Scape, an innovative public space project nestled within a residential district of Guangzhou, China. Here, the realms of imagination, nature’s beauty, and community engagement intertwine to offer an unparalleled and unconventional experience.
This project draws its inspiration from the captivating landscapes of Guangdong province, embracing the essence of China’s diverse topography. The natural wonders of mountains, lakes, and forests serve as our muse, their geometric forms providing the guiding principles for our design.
A distinctive touch defines this proposal—the aesthetic of every element is intricately woven with pipes and wires. These elements encase shapes, akin to a cozy layer of wool. Picture lines and pipes converging in varied directions, crafting a tactile texture reminiscent of woven fabrics.
The playground’s centerpiece stands tall, echoing the majestic mountain forms. This towering 3-story landmark beckons young adventurers to climb its heights and descend through a trio of slides, each with its own level of challenge.
The language of patterns etched onto the ground evokes ancient Chinese paintings, where fluid lines dance with geometric grace. These undulating lines traverse the entire expanse, giving life to green spaces, a sunken plaza, and play zones.
Mirroring the elegance of a serene lake, these lines weave a narrative where water cascades from lofty mountain peaks into a magical central pond, transforming the playground’s heart into a sunken plaza.
But the spectacle doesn’t stop at mountains and lakes. Artificial trees, designed in harmony with the park’s aesthetic language, stand as playful installations and shading structures, extending the allure of Wired Scape.
Beyond the structured elements lies a lush embrace of nature—green areas adorned with a variety of trees, planters, and flowerbeds. Their forms, fluidly sculpted by the same undulating lines, unify the space into a coherent and captivating tapestry.
Wired Scape is a symphony where design and nature harmonize, beckoning you to explore, unwind, and forge connections. It’s an embodiment of creativity, a canvas where lines and forms narrate tales of play, togetherness, and the beauty of Guangzhou’s landscapes.
Experience Wired Scape—A Fusion of Innovation, Nature, and Community.
PROJECT NAME: Wired Scape
DESIGN: 100 Architects (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
DESIGN TEAM: Marcial Jesús, Javier González, Mónica Páez, Lara Broglio, Ponyo Zhao, Keith Gong, Cosima Jiang, Michelle Aldora & Yuntong Liu.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEAM: Matías Hernández, Jenny Fan & Eva Jiang.
CLIENT: Jinshazhou Properties
SIZE: 2,800 m2
LOCATION: Chengdu (China)
What is a neighborhood intervention?
This is the medium scale type of interventions that take place in the public realm of a city, related to the altering of a portion of a neighborhood. A type of intervention of such magnitude and notoriety that impacts not only the immediate surrounding urban environment, but rather the urban dynamics of a whole neighborhood, becoming an urban landmark and a local attractor of social interactions in a given neighborhood.
Most of the times, this typology combines several intervention tactics such as Painted Scapes and Grounded Objects, intervening existing urban settings, almost from the lens of Landscape Design, by creating spaces of opportunity for collective leisure, entertainment, play & joy, etc., catalyzing major social interactions across the neighborhood.
The main objective of this typology is to trigger a massive public interest to the place through a strong visual impact, usually of a permanent nature, encouraging the rise of high public affluence and establishing an urban landmark that can cultivate important human dynamics and boost commercial activity.
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