JDS architects: chongming bicycle park JDS architects: chongming bicycle park
mar 07, 2012

JDS architects: chongming bicycle park

‘chongming bicycle park’ by JDS architects, chongming, china all images courtesy of JDS architects

belgian practice JDS architects have designed the ‘chongming bicycle park’, a competition proposal which includes a bike museum, visitor center and multipurpose hall in chongming, china. an urban oasis from the city of shanghai, the complex welcomes individuals with an entry landmark which evokes imagery of the evolution of the sport. a series of tilted and rimmed disks create the roof structure of the visitors center generating a park symbol and marking the information point.

the main attraction is a double helical museum which encourages riders to bike downward along an outdoor perimeter ramp. a multipurpose hall is placed upon an adjacent island. the exterior of the building is surfaced with a network of intertwining undulating paths and terraces set at diverse elevations, offering panoramic views of the landscape and grounds.

visitors center

interior of visitors center

aerial view of visitor center

bicycle museum and multipurpose hall

bicycle museum

double helix of ramps creates the museum’s exterior form

at night

interior spiraling ramps

multipurpose building

exterior of multipurpose building is lined with a network of undulating ramps and terraces

aerial view of bicycle ramps

at night

aerial view of complex

context map

site map

(left) program distribution

(right) lift

(left) walls

(right) structure

(left) exposition circulation

(right) public circulation

double ellipse

program diagram

program diagram

(left) island

(right) hill conversion

(left) landscape peel

(right) green hill

(left) bicycle ramps

(right) terraces

panoramic views

project info:

project: museum size: 40.000 m2 location: chongming, china type: invited competition budget: confidential client: confidential status: ongoing 2011 team: jds, tongi university, mudi jds partner in charge: julien de smedt project leader: francisco villeda project team: cristina marigo, david dominguez

  • very smart idea…

    celina sarieddine says:
  • mixture of BIG´s danish pavilion and WORK AC´s moma foreclosed proposal

    electric guest says:

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