PDS design：The site is located in the new city, which is in the south of Changchun. It is a public green space built by Changchun Vanke for the municipal construction. Most of the surrounding areas are new housing and new buildings, lacking a block-type public open space. The south side of the site is the sales office, and the southeast side is the building for shopping.
The project is located in Changchun which called the Northern Forest City in China with spectacular valleys and thick forest. Through the shaping of the terrain and the enclosure of the space, people can enjoy the fluctuation of the space.
▼地形塑造下的“山林谷地” “Mountain Valley” under the shape of terrain
We’re hoping to turn the site more into a public space and create more open space for the public to use. By adding amusement facilities and the activity space, the land will become more and more popular as well as improving the local environmental quality of the city.
Street corner sculpture
It is necessary to design a landmark in the street corner to emphasize the entrance and increase the memory of this place.
In the collision of mind, we want to set up a non-daily iconic sculpture that is different from the surrounding environment and beyond the Mountain Valley, the idea of “Amazing Whale Valley” came into being. Introducing the marine “whale sculpture” to the inland forest city, dissolving the distance between geography and psychology, and increasing the fun and newness in the monotonous urban life.
“Whale” sculpture resembles the artist Anish Kapoor classic work “Cloud Gate”. The power and gentleness evoke the gentle emotions and infinite thoughts of the human heart.
With the inward extension of the whale, the children’s event venue consisting of organic curves embraces friends from all over the world.
Ellipse and free-form curve form a functional comprehensive venue. Blue and yellow EPDM plastic floor tiles are combined to create a geometric venue for fun.
▼可以转动的树池座椅 Rotating tree pool seat
▼可参与式的游乐设施 Participative facilities
Embracing the surrounding walls of the venue, we hope not only to place a partition wall that blocks the line of sight, but arrange revamped wall to activate the edge of the site. We used the to encourage everyone to play in this game and turn it into a personal graffiti and creation.
▼充满可变性和创造力的翻版板墙 A revamped wall full of variability and creativity
The beneficial activity scene will stimulate people’s unlimited desire to explore. Bunny jumping, frog jumping, running and jumping… body and soul are growing here.
▼激发童年记忆的弹跳跑道 The bounce track that stimulates childhood memories
Mirror waterscape sculpture
The “Whales” sculpture in front of the sales center cleverly shows the different interests of “Whale Valley”. In summer, the pool is full, and the mirror waterscape reflects the movement of the fish. When the winter comes, the steps show the response to the valley.
Explore the fun of city life from a park and look for differences in the city scene. As William Wordsworth described in urban life: “Although this picture is exhausting, it is essentially an unruly scene. But not so, as long as people can watch with his heart, they can feel the greatest meaning from the small things and do not lose the overall grasp in the local position.” For each project tailored to the most appropriate design, this is our constant pursuit of direction.