Twin Waves

Twin Waves

Nanjing West Road, Jing'an, Shanghai, China | View Map
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Brian Chua

Twin Waves

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Twin Wavesis an indoor installation in HKRI Taikoo Hui, a top-class business, retail & entertainment hub in Shanghai downtown, at the heart of the vibrant district of Jing’an. The installation comprises 2 almost identical entertaining wavesas bent platforms that create 2 artificial hillswhich provide different activities on both of their respective sides.


One wave offers the possibility of climbing up and sliding down into a monochromatic ball pit, while the other wave includes an amphitheater for small events and performances or social gatherings on one face of the hill, and a sliding slope on the other face.


Both waves are designed with functional graphics on their surfaces, adding playability to the platforms, equipping them with a Chinese Checker, a mini version of the popular floor game Twister, and the traditional yet fun Hopscotch. The waves create a sort of tunnel underneath, which was used to introduce some lounge/chill-out areas for youngsters, filled with bean bags on the floor.


The project was designed as an indoor activation of the public space within a double-height space, generating a meeting & entertainment spot for social interactions at the heart of the retail space, visible from the upper floor, encouraging the gathering and interaction of people. TwinWaves not only create an eye-catching platform as challenging hills to be climbed up &slid down. It also provides functional shapes to host different adult-related activities, such as speeches, workshops, performances, etc…

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