PrizeWinner in Interior Design / Public Spaces
University/SchoolPratt Institute
Lead ArchitectJialun Wu
Design TeamJialun Wu
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The thesis aims to transform the under the Manhattan bridge space to an Interactive Playground while it creates a collaborative connection between communities and retrieves the notion of playfulness and the unexpected in the urban context. Based on the study of people’s body movement, the thesis envisions multiple elements to compose four spatial configurations in order to facilitate and further amplify the existing space functions. The Play-Scapes aims to activate underused urban public spaces and to retrieve the notion of playfulness and the unexpected. The use of humble, low cost material and rule based design system are used to address global and local parameter, and as a design methodology to transgress between the two. ¬