Shimao · Splendid Riverfront
By : ARTBELL
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 14th edition
Discipline : Architecture
Categories : Residential Building / Low-Rise Rental or Condominium Building (< 5 storey-high) : Gold Certification
The sea in anywhere has its unique quality. The sea of Haikou links people living here for generations to their emotion about the ocean. Thus, what kind of story would happen between city and sea?
We extract elements as sea wave, forest, and so on, travelling through 5 situations, to paint a scene of listening to the wind and dancing with the wave. The current shape of wave is extracted into practical scenario with deconstructive manner in modernism, abstracting the curve of running water for “clear, peaceful, vast, and broad” spatial feeling. During the design and construction process of Splendid Waterfront, all the “happiness and sadness” as the variation of terrace and the restriction of skill are concretely released in the final expression. How to control those “modes” to narrate “a story” belonging to the site itself? ARTBELL takes all the problems during construction as “a surprise”, which can dissolve the discrepancy between designers and owners to display best design effect.