Shanghai Smart Booths is the result of 100architects’ second collaboration with the Shanghai Branch of China Telecom, the state-owned Chinese telecommunications company, after our previous Orange Phone Booths, where we did an exercise of turning these old relics into modern functional urban furniture. This time we went beyond that.
Under the Sea is an intervention of the public realm of a newly built mixed-use development in the city of Chongqing, aiming to activate the open-air retail street through visual stimulation. The project is entirely inspired by the marine world, creating an immersive experience full of fantasy and surprises.
Lollipop Street is a street intervention located in Lujiazui, the financial center of Shanghai.
It is a project inspired by the imaginary “candy world”, borrowing shapes and colors from pop culture objects such as candy canes, lollipops, popsicles, and many more.
The project is located beside a commercial building, creating a public space that is eye catching and functional, attracting users of all types.
The conceptual proposal intends a bold architecturalization of that unique feeling of the sea breeze caressing the skin when arriving at a bespoke tourist destination on holiday.
We have focused our efforts on creating a plastic gesture that could become both, an urban and a natural landmark not only in Sharjah but in the entire UAE and beyond. An eye-catching way of activating the city coastline to attract locals, international visitors, nature & sports lovers, etc.
Enchanted Valley is a renovation project for the entire children's leisure & entertainment floor of the Maternal and Child Hospital of Malaga (Spain). The project was born as an initiative of the Juegaterapia Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission focuses on donating fun through quality play and recreation spaces in Hospitals where children with cancer must remain hospitalized during their harsh treatments.
The project is inspired by a Lotus Pond and is expected to become the new urban landmark of the city, and the heart of its social life.
It comprises a playground, an elevated sky park, amphitheaters, green areas, and spaces for all social groups laid out around a Main Central Activity Core for concerts and events.
The eye-catching public artwork intends to create a trendy & recognizable urban landmark at the main front plaza, using giant letters as a cheerful IP logo of the city’s name. The artwork is also thought to be a catalyzer for social interactions around it, as an outdoor meeting point and leisure space with privileged views over the Xiang River, enhancing the guest experience of youngsters and families visiting the commercial building in Kaifu District.
Olympia on Tour is a remake of our playful urban intervention “Olympia”, done back in 2017, inspired by sports for the activation of different public spaces. This time, driven by a “plug & play” strategy, it is intended to be itinerant throughout several cities in China. It has been installed first in the city of Ningbo, in the fall of 2021, and early next year will be moving to Hangzhou, with several other cities in the pipeline.
River Loop project is a combination of different typologies of riverfront allocated according to the needs of the context around, the program inserted, and the desired pedestrian accesibility. We studied 12 different possibilities that would create a remarkable everchanging experience keeping the user entertained over the 4 kilometers length of the intervention.