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Hidden Garden is an exterior renovation of a sunken plaza giving access to a mixed-use complex in Minhang, the suburban district in the South-West of Shanghai.
Besides serving as access plaza to the commercial and office buildings, the sunken plaza is also an open-air public space fully open to the public throughout the day.
The shower is a public space project that offers an alternative to the traditional concept of plaza, catalyzing social dynamics and activating urban spaces. It’s inspired by summer elements that could bring some freshness to the plaza, such as sea, water splash, summer breeze, surfing and summer lifestyle in general.
Its design is conceptualized as water dropping down the big stairs creating a pool in the plaza.
Conceptually the water drops solidify becoming seating features with triangular shading structures, transforming the stairs into a tribune toward the main plaza where the crystal pool is located.
The project is inspired in the spectrum of colors that appears when a light ray intercepts a crystal separating the light into different colors. It consists in 3 circles of activities intercepting each other in the main atrium of the shopping center. The circles are either domes, for climbing and playing, or seating features for resting.