colorful capsules by 100architects turn empty lot into playful public space at hengqin island

colorful capsules by 100architects turn empty lot into playful public space at hengqin island

100architects turns Hengqin Island waterfront into vivid place

 

Global architecture and design firm 100architects transforms an underused coastline walkway into a vivid public place on Hengqin Island, China. Titled Green Skyline, the project features a series of capsules with distinctive silhouettes that compose a colorful landscape visible from Macau. Featuring interactive elements such as telescopes and playful seating arrangements, the urban intervention offers a new spot to stay and socialize. The capsules’ outer surfaces are deliberately colorful and visually engaging, while their inner surfaces are finished in warm wood, offering a cozy place to spend quality leisure time. ‘The project adds much-needed amenities and eye-catching platforms that promote outdoor lifestyle and social interaction among citizens, while creating a strong visual identity for Hengqin Island,’ explains the studio.

colorful capsules by 100architects turn empty lot into playful public space at hengqin island
all images by REXZOU

 

Green Skyline’s capsules host various activities

 

The Green Skyline project by 100architects redefines the waterfront space, enhancing the community’s outdoor lifestyle and social interaction. The Shanghai-based firm gives each capsule a specific purpose: some facilitate social gatherings and casual conversations, while others are equipped with playful installations like swings, seesaws, and slides, offering entertainment and leisure. An array of umbrellas with various seating configurations on the city-facing side invites visitors to relax and socialize in the shade. At night, LED strips illuminate the project, highlighting the skyline silhouettes. This lighting fosters an experience full of rhythm and color, transforming the surroundings into a human-scale urban landmark.

colorful capsules by 100architects turn empty lot into playful public space at hengqin island
the colorful skyline is visible from Macau

colorful capsules by 100architects turn empty lot into playful public space at hengqin island
a series of capsules with distinctive silhouettes accommodates various activities

colorful capsules by 100architects turn empty lot into playful public space at hengqin island
entertainment and leisure are combined in the project

colorful capsules by 100architects turn empty lot into playful public space at hengqin island
the capsules are shaped to create a skyline

colorful capsules by 100architects turn empty lot into playful public space at hengqin island
telescopes and selfie spots are some of the uses the capsules hold

colorful capsules by 100architects turn empty lot into playful public space at hengqin island
warm wood clads the capsules’ interior space

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an experience full of rhythm and color transforms the surroundings

colorful capsules by 100architects turn empty lot into playful public space at hengqin island
each capsule serves a specific purpose

colorful capsules by 100architects turn empty lot into playful public space at hengqin island
playful installations like swings, seesaws, and slides are hidden in the capsules

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LED strips illuminate the project at night

colorful capsules by 100architects turn empty lot into playful public space at hengqin island
the previously underused coastline walkway is now a vivid public place

colorful capsules by 100architects turn empty lot into playful public space at hengqin island
deliberately colorful and engaging design transforms the waterfront

 

 

 

 

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the structures also function as interactive handrails
the structures also function as interactive handrails
varied playful arrangements are featured in the capsules
varied playful arrangements are featured in the capsules
orange, green and blue hues color the structures
orange, green and blue hues color the structures
at night the project fosters an experience full of rhythm and color
at night the project fosters an experience full of rhythm and color
Green Skyline is a human-scale urban landmark
Green Skyline is a human-scale urban landmark
the structures frame sea views
the structures frame sea views
100architects place an array of umbrellas on the city-facing side
100architects place an array of umbrellas on the city-facing side
striking platforms promote outdoor activities
striking platforms promote outdoor activities
isometric plan by 100architects
isometric plan by 100architects
diagram by 100architects
diagram by 100architects

project info:

 

name: Green Skyline
architect: 100architects | @100architects
location: Hengqin Island, Zhuhai, China

photographer: REXZOU | @rexzou

 

 

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edited by: thomai tsimpou | designboom

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