Flying Spine

The longitudinal spine that runs through the ZhangJiaBang Green Wedge is an opportunity for an extraordinary linear balcony along the whole park. Combining the character of a fitness, health and security infrastructure brings interesting conditions that invite to a cultural understanding of the park’s ecology.

 

This thin line acts as a key element in the landscape, as an object in itself, acquiring a minimal and elegant yet rotund image, with its undulating profile. The combination of a technical approach, developping the project from the optimization of the section, and the plastic one, that establishes the Yellow color (deeply charged of symbolism in Chinese culture) as a key project element, distinguish this “Spaguetti Pavilion” from any other infrastructure nearby, and allow it to enhance the natural dimension of the park.

facts

2016

client: Shanghai Pudong Properties Group Co, LTD.

location: Pudong, Shanghai. China

program: Pedestrian and Bike Spine

area: 5,5 km long by 6 km wide

status: International Competition. First Prize

credits

ARCHITECTURE : Ábalos + Sentkiewicz (AS+)
Project Directors: Iñaki Ábalos, Renata Sentkiewicz, Jerónimo van Schendel (AS+)
Local Architect: Linxue Li (Atelier L+)
Collaborators: Alejandra Salvador, Eduardo López, Laura Florentín, Alvaro Maján, Sofía Blanco, Caio Barboza, Hao Chen.

RENDERING & VIDEO: Eduardo López (AS+)

CONSULTANCY STRUCTURAL CONCEPTUAL DESIGN: BAC Engineering Consultancy Group
Team: Lluis Moyá, Agustí Obiol, Xavier Aguiló








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