Twin Waves is an indoor installation in HKRI Taikoo Hui, a top-class business, retail & entertainment hub in Shanghai downtown, at the heart of the vibrant district of Jing’an.

Twin Waves by 100architects

Architect: 100architects
Client: HKRI Taikoo Hui (Shanghai)
Location: West Nanjing Road, Jing’an District, Shanghai, China
Year: 2019
Design team: Marcial Jesús, Javier González, Lara Broglio, Mónica Páez, Keith Gong, Evgenia Likhachova, Marie Anseaume
Photography: Brian Chua

Twin Waves by 100architects

From the architect: The installation comprises 2 almost identical entertaining waves as bent platforms that create 2 artificial hills which provide different activities on both of their respective sides.

Twin Waves by 100architects

One wave offers the possibility of climbing up and sliding down into a monochromatic ball pit, while the other wave includes an amphitheater for small events and performances or social gatherings on one face of the hill, and a sliding slope on the other face.

Twin Waves by 100architects

Both waves are designed with functional graphics on their surfaces, adding playability to the platforms, equipping them with a Chinese Checker, a mini version of the popular floor game Twister, and the traditional yet fun Hopscotch.

Twin Waves by 100architects

The waves create a sort of tunnel underneath, which was used to introduce some lounge/chill-out areas for youngsters, filled with bean bags on the floor.

Twin Waves by 100architects

The project was designed as an indoor activation of the public space within a double-height space, generating a meeting & entertainment spot for social interactions at the heart of the retail space, visible from the upper floor, encouraging the gathering and interaction of people.

Twin Waves by 100architects

Twin Waves not only create an eye-catching platform as challenging hills to be climbed up & slid down. It also provides functional shapes to host different adult-related activities, such as speeches, workshops, performances, etc…

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