HORSELAND | 100 Architects
Photo credits: DongyuanDichan Properties
Project name: HorseLand
Design: 100architects (Shanghai)
Design team: Marcial Jesús, Javier González, Lara Broglio, Mónica Páez, Keith Gong.
Client: DongyuanDichan Properties (东原地产)
Size: 1,350 m2
Completion: December 2019
Location: Chongqing (China)
HORSELAND is a public space project comprising a combination of landscape design and different outdoor facilities in a single space, such as sport features, playscape features for kids and leisure features for adults.
Following our series theme of “Horses”, the design of this vibrant and multifunctional public space resembles the abstract geometry of a Horse when seen from an aerial point of view.
Inspired by the basic circular sketching strokes commonly used to draw animals anatomy, we used the circle as basic geometry to reveal the different parts of the Horse’s body, as a design strategy to subdivide the space into multiple smaller functional pockets, turning the playscape into a multifunctional space to be enjoyed by kids & adults alike.
Transferring this idea to the spatial organization strategy of the project, we thought of creating a multifunctional public space by thecombination and intersection of smaller independent fractions of circles, using smaller circles for simple functions and bigger circles for more elaborated ones.