Urban Ripple

Urban Ripple

Architecte
100architects
Lieu
Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China | View Map
Année du projet
2021
Catégorie
Centres d'exposition
Guo Xiaoliang

Urban Ripple

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Urban Ripple is ahyper-stimulating public spacedesigned by 100architectsaround a newly built Exhibition Center in Guangzhou, the most populous city of Guangdong Province, China.

photo_credit Guo Xiaoliang
Guo Xiaoliang

Drivenbyyoungster’s lifestyle, the Exhibition Center intends to call the attention of millennials and Gen Z through a wide range of functions, such as Modern Art Gallery, Party Rooms, Cinema, Band Room, Workshop Room, etc.

photo_credit Guo Xiaoliang
Guo Xiaoliang

In order to follow up that narrative, 100architects was commissioned to design a very eye-catching, stimulating and multifunctional public space surrounding the building, aiming to boost the visitor experience before even entering the building. The hyper-stimulating space is permanently open to public, not only for the Exhibition Center’s visitors but any passerby since this area completely belongs to the public realm.

photo_credit Guo Xiaoliang
Guo Xiaoliang

The project is inspired by the famous Zhujiang River (Pearl River), one of the most important and proud icons of Guangzhou, which also gives name to the client’s company. It features a simple yet striking combinative system of geometrized water ripples, where the main public functions for social interaction are placed, and striped urban corridors resembling the flow of the river while suggesting and encouraging pedestrian circulation.

photo_credit Guo Xiaoliang
Guo Xiaoliang

The main space of the project is right in front of the exhibition center; a colorful sunken plaza with seating features, greenery and shading structures, strategically located in the heart of this urban space, contrasting with all the greyscale circulations revolving around itself. 

photo_credit Guo Xiaoliang
Guo Xiaoliang

Besides the patterns, the use of color plays a key role in the clear definition of both spaces, the one for staying and engaging socially as well as the one for circulating. Thus, circulation corridors are solved with shades of grey stone pavement, while for injecting vitality in functional spaces, vibrant colors are applied, using as a base, shades of aquamarine color for the pavements. On the other hand, contrasting, energetic& uplifting colors highlight the urban furniture and other features, in order to call and direct the attention of passersby.

photo_credit Guo Xiaoliang
Guo Xiaoliang

Additionally, the project is not only in theground floor, but also extends to the rooftop of the building colonizing with an elevated plaza the top floor of the Exhibition Center, filling it up with colors, shading structures and seating features.

photo_credit Guo Xiaoliang
Guo Xiaoliang

Urban Ripple is equipped with several sitting features, amphitheaters for gathering or public performances, lounge areas, stools & tables under canopies to rest under shadows, as well as playful and interactive features, offering joyful and entertainment spaces for all kind of age groups.

photo_credit Guo Xiaoliang
Guo Xiaoliang

Altogether, the proposal creates a very uncommon and surprising public space, beautifying the surroundings of the Exhibition Center while boosting and stimulating visitors’ senses and experiences in the public realm.

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Guo Xiaoliang
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