100architects' vibrant rooftop intervention in china invites you over the rainbow

100architects' vibrant rooftop intervention in china invites you over the rainbow

over the rainbow

 

‘over the rainbow’ takes shape as a vibrant rooftop intervention by 100architects, bringing new life to an unused terrace onto a commercial building in changsha, china. the project depicting a rainbow is an eye-catching rooftop renovation that combines art, play, and social interaction. the studio sought to form a trendy outdoor community hub, serving as a meeting point and leisure space that invites people of all ages to explore and interact. 100architects' vibrant rooftop intervention in china invites you over the rainbowall images by rex zhou

 

 

stripes of color animate leisure and play

 

taking advantage of the arch-shaped rooftop, the design team at 100architects utilized parallel stripes of color, forming a rainbow. each of the lines represented in a different color acts as a platform hosting specific functions and features that encourage social interactions through leisure and play. those stripes initially executed as 2D floor graphics for circulation, in certain moments become 3D shapes forming urban furniture, play structures, and objects for leisure.

 

the whole system of stripes becomes 3-dimensional, elevating from the ground level in order to create a social amphitheater with sweeping views opening towards the xiang river. furthermore, vertical walls with geometrical shapes and patterns quickly grab the attention of visitors, becoming trendy selfie spots for social media sharing. the social amphitheater is crowned with a pop-up logo of ‘I ♡ 长沙’, as the main recognizable and distinctive IP image of the rooftop.100architects invites you over the rainbow 5

 

to culminate the fun on the rooftop, 100architects included a 12-meters-high spiral slide going down from the rooftop on the 6th floor to the terrace on the 5th floor. altogether, the rooftop intervention enhances and stimulates the experience of visitors in all senses, and creates successfully a very colorful and stimulating community hub for kaifu district right on the top of changsha beichen delta joy city shopping mall.

100architects' vibrant rooftop intervention in china invites you over the rainbow
3D structures reviving from the colorful stripes

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100architects' vibrant rooftop intervention in china invites you over the rainbow
a vibrant space for interaction and play

100architects' vibrant rooftop intervention in china invites you over the rainbow
for youngsters and families

100architects' vibrant rooftop intervention in china invites you over the rainbow
with enhanced views towards the river

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multiple colors and shapes
multiple colors and shapes
geometrical patterns
geometrical patterns
rising as urban furniture and play structures
rising as urban furniture and play structures
100architects’ vibrant rooftop intervention in china invites you over the rainbow
 
100architects’ vibrant rooftop intervention in china invites you over the rainbow
 

project info:

 

name: over the rainbow
designer: 100architects

design team: marcial jesús, javier gonzález, mónica páez, lara broglio, ponyo zhao, keith gong, cosima jiang, hayley huang, michelle aldora, jango zhang & yuntong liu

project management team: jenny fan, nicholas lv & eva jiang

production: teyo

client: cofco joy city + beijing north star

size: 1,000 sqm

status: built

location: changsha, hunan province (china)

photography: rex zhou

videography: lalo lópez

 

 

 

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edited by: christina petridou | designboom

 

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