The Seahorse project, is an exterior landscape architecture project located in Chongqing, China. It is essentially a water-park shaped as a seahorse. It includes many interesting water features as well as a few seating areas and playing objects. The project also included lighting features for night views.
The project is a master plan for a mixed-use development that contains educational, residential and commercial facilities. The proposal has been conceptualized as kids’ doodles on a piece of paper, creating areas for resting and playing as well as sports public facilities.
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.