100 Architects: Puzzle Maze是一种公共空间设计，旨在促进互动、吸引顾客，增强户外零售街道中私有公共空间的体验。
100 Architects: The Puzzle Maze is a public space intervention designed to foster interactions, attract customers and enhance the experience in the privately-owned public space within an open-air Retail Street.
Life Hub @ Daning, a 250,000 sqm mixed use development with 110,000 sqm shopping mall, is one of the hottest shopping centers in Shanghai, due to its condition of open-air retail street.
From the very beginning the marketing team of Life Hub @ Daning insisted on creating an INNOVATIVE kids’ playground. Something unexpected beyond any typical playground. An intervention that, by itself, would turn one of their most dead pedestrian streets with poor pedestrian circulation into an attractive and busy “SPACE”, where their customers could bring their kids and families and spend some quality time interacting with other kids and families, as well as reactivating the pedestrian circulation at that spot.
The pedestrian street to intervene was too narrow to be able to host any kind of activity involving kids while respecting the free & comfortable circulation of pedestrians. Therefore we decided to create a vertical playground, liberating space on the ground level to allow proper circulation along the corridor.
The resulting proposal was a vertical maze, in which the horizontal slabs would act as a ladder system helping kids to climb up & down.
这项提案不能阻挡它周围店面的可见性，因此我们的方法是在楼层嵌入一项互动活动。这一决定使我们进入了一个装置，人们应该用脚踩着它来参与进来。在这个项目中，我们与来自Squiggle Labs的上海美国工程师和互动设计师Maciej Dudek合作，以生成响应特性。
The proposal could not block the visibility of storefronts around it, therefore our approach was to embed an interactive activity at the floor level. That decision led us to an installation where people should engage by stepping with their feet.
For this project we teamed up with the Shanghai-based American engineer and interactive designer Maciej Dudek, from Squiggle Labs, to generate responsive feature.
Based on new generation dancing games, we created a lighting & musical responsive platform reacting to people’s steps onto the triangular panels. Capacitive sensors placed underneath the glass would feel the electromagnetic field and trigger a light blink and a musical piano tone every time someone would step on it.
Visually designed as a fractal combination of equilateral triangles, it also counts with a graphic design based on interesting patterns within each triangle seeking for a visual impact as an attractor mode whenever nobody was stepping on it.
The monochromatic treatment, with shades of yellow, was extended on the floor beyond the platform to enhance his visual impact.
项目名称: Puzzle Maze
设计公司: 100 Architects
设计团队: Marcial Jesus, Javier Gonzalez, Eunice Tsa
摄影师: Amey Kandalgaonkar
Project name: Puzzle Maze
Designer: 100 Architects
Design team: Marcial Jesus, Javier Gonzalez, Eunice Tsa
Client: Life Hub @ Daning, (Chongbang Group)
Location: Daning Road, Jin’An District, Shanghai, China
Built area: 228 m2
Height: 6 mts
Completion: June 2017
Photographer: Amey Kandalgaonkar