Playoho (Art Pavilion) by Ricci Wong
2017 - 2018, Platinum A' Landscape Planning and Garden Design Award Winner
Quote "All colors are translated into sounds and smells. And they ring infinitely sweet like tones. The wind leafs through the trees, and I know what passes there for words"<the blind woman> Rainer Maria Rilke Hong Kongers were famous for non-stop busy living, yet they couldn't live an enjoyable life. The work reflects and rethink the idea of living, and the quality of living, by allowing people to hold their steps, lie down and feel their breaths reacting with the wind.
PLAYOHO Art Pavilion comprises of 28 nos. of circular rings on columns with different materials and characters which moves in wind and cast shadows on ground. It creates a free public space for citizens to stop their hectic pace, stay, and hang around freely. Appreciating the skylight and wind. It encourages the public to slow down and rest on the lawn and have a moment of free play, or doing nothing practically but watching the wind move the rings.
Design Challenges
It poses a challenge to the construction team to work out all 36 columns in strict vertical level to fit to the specific design rims at top.
Production Technology
The steel structures were prefabricated in factory and preinstallation. Onsite ground excavation for foundation and the setup were completed within 7 days.
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