The playscape resembles a small village of sand castles on the seaside, and a gigantic Octopus emerging from the sea and approaching curiously the shore of this paradisiac beach, mesmerized by those colorful sand castles.
The Nest is another example of eye-catching and hyper-stimulating design done by 100architects to improve and beautify the urban public realm, in this case in the city of Chengdu, the capital of the Chinese province of Sichuan.
The design is strongly inspired in traditional Chinese rural architecture, but with a modern twist. The project is a mixture of traditional & modern styles in a boutique hotel immersed in nature, a touristic destination in a rural setting. The entire scheme adopts certain traditional features of Chinese rural architecture into the design.
Starfish Hub is a massive public realm activation of Saadiyat Marina Village, in the coastline of Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi (UAE), a massive development of new urban areas planned for creating an international attracting landmark for Abu Dhabi. The project consists of 5,000 m2 of pure outdoor leisure, fun and entertainment facilities, strategically concentrated in one single multi-functional plaza, seeking a design solution that would transform the area into a major public destination within Saadiyat Island.
Pegasus Trail is a new milestone in the typology of urban public interventions made by 100architects in the Public Realm. In this occasion, the neighborhood-scale intervention landed in the ever-growing city of Chongqing, the 3rd largest city of China and one of the Chinese megacities with greatest growth rates in the past decade.
This project intends to be a new typology of public space, “an urban toy for the city”. Following the studio’s belief that “Play is not only for kids”, 100architects have designed an urban playscape for the city, and for all its citizens, regardless of their age.
Mamsha Beach Waterfront is a master plan proposal in Abu Dhabi, the design of a waterfront promenade in the coastline of Saadiyat Island, a cultural-maritime enclave that counts with the Guggenheim, Louvre & Zayed National Museums of Abu Dhabi. The project consists of the design of a programmatic waterfront promenade, creating not only a walkway along the beach, but rather a promenade fully equipped with outdoor leisure and entertainment facilities all along the way, in order to massively activate the public realm and transform Mamsha Beach into a major public destination within Saadiyat Island.
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.
High Loop is a proposal for the renovation of the Puji lu bridge located in Downtown Shanghai.
The project aims to transform the bridge into an eventful elevated park crossing the city offering a journey through one of the densest areas of Shanghai. The design organizes the circulation adding new functions such as viewpoint decks, greenery, urban furniture, areas for informal market and more.
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.
This is a masterplan proposal for the competition launched by the Municipality of Seoul with the purpose of improving the public facilities of the Swimming Pools in Jamsil Hangang Park, not only by renovating the Swimming Pools themselves, but rather by seeking a solution that would reactivate the entire Park as a public destination within the City of Seoul.
The Garden of Delights is a surreal proposal for a new pedestrian waterfront promenade along Dubai’s creek, aiming to merge the lifestyle by the beach with the lifestyle in the forest, having entertaining facilities typical from shore destinations while being surrounded by leafy and lush nature.
Blooming Forest is a proposal for a new large public space in Dubai, aiming to merge together the lifestyle by the beach and the lifestyle in the forest, having the facilities and amenities from a shore destination while being surrounded by leafy and lush nature.
The proposal is strongly inspired by local nature, dragging inspiration from Azalea flowers, often seen in not only in Jiaxing City, but also in Zhejiang Province. The design strategy is over-scaling the leaves of Azalea flower in order to create structures which offer shelter to citizens and users of the bus public transportation.
This proposal is part of a series of 2 renovation of bus stops inspired in flowers in Huancheng Nan Road in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province, China.
“Lotus Eco-Bus Stop” is an eye-catching proposal strongly inspired by nature, collecting the rain water and solar energy.
CANOPY RINGS is a proposal for a large waterfront pedestrian promenade in Dubai’s Creek, with the aim of merging together the lifestyle by the beach and the lifestyle in the forest, beautifying the public promenade while making it suitable for outdoor lifestyle under the harsh weather conditions in the Emirates.
A tower of cuckoo houses stacked on top of each other in the center atrium of a commercial space. Taking advantage of the only column that goes from bottom to top through the atrium, the design strategy consisted on dressing it with a system of houses structurally anchored to the column itself.