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