The project is located at the intersection of Shekou New Street and Houhai Avenue. It serves as a municipal public green and the community entrance, the only space where residents walk in and out every day.
▼从街道对面看项目，城市城市界面的一抹色彩，view of the project through the street, a touch of color in the city interface
The site was originally an inwardly closed corner space edged by green belts and was separated to be nearly an inaccessible space in the city. The interior of the site was surrounded by pipe network cabinets, trees and walls. It was a very dim and negative space especially during peak hours when it was occupied by a large number of shared bicycles. The venue was not able to show its value as a public space.
▼改造前后对比，before&after the reconstruction
” Captured Scenes “
The community is an old one built in the early 1980s. Now a large number of people and children are living here, but in the community it is not sufficient space for activities. The only overhead floors and squares have become parking areas. The site is in everyday routine of residents, yet there is rarely anyone stopping by because of the dilapidated and single-functioned decoration. Most people just rushed past here, only a few old people you could find sitting around, no space for children to play.
▼改造后的项目是市民每天进出的必经空间，the project is a necessary space for community residents to enter and exit every day
We hope that the venue will interact with residents, not just as an entrance to walk in and out in rush. By deviding the space into traffic and stopping areas, it creats a “Captured Scene” in a flowing space and the two elements together constitute a unique memory point of the site. A continuous corridor is implanted along the existing wall to integrate th space, then the fleeting scences are fixed in the wall frame, and the crowds become dynamic scenery, who are attracted to be staying, walking, sitting, or talking on the site, forming a continuous picture of dynamic and static blending with the background wall frame. The space becomes a touch of color in the urban interface, thus changing the original function of the venue and the closed corner space, becoming a public open space where neighbors chat, sit and wait, children play for a while, and also a stopping place for passers-by.
▼项目为居民提供聊天交流的场所，the project provides communication space for the residents
The Corridor：Using the boundary of community wall to fix the corridor in order to reduce the occupied space. The corridor links the green space, the relax space, card access entrance and the community propaganda column and forms a linear space from the ground to the continuous frame.
▼一条连续的折廊整合空间，a continuous folding corridor integration space
Swing and Seats under the Tree：Behind the wall is a rubber fig that has been growing for many years. The big tree provides shelter and shade for the site, but it is separated by the wall of the next block, losing the complete image. Animated trunks and fallen leaves are painted on the wall frame, creating contrast to the big real tree behind, turning the untouchable tree into touchable scenery.
▼墙面画有大树图案，image of a tree on the background walls
▼树下秋千的意象富有趣味，image of the swing under the tree
Cat on Tree：During construction, footprints cats were found on the ground. The site turned to be home for the stray cats, so we combine cats with big trees to create interesting pictures.
▼猫与树结合的有趣画面，interesting pictures of cats and the big tree
Square Mirrors：The square mirror reflections dotted around the walls on the two sides form different landscapes, and also reflect the picture homebound residents entering and leaving the site.
▼镜面不锈钢反射周围的风景，mirrored stainless steel reflects the scenery
Ground Pattern：The simple game pattern on the ground provides a moment of fun at off peak period for children and school boys and girls.
▼地面游戏图案为儿童提供玩耍的空间，game pattern on the ground, providing space for children to play
项目设计 & 完成年份：2019.4-2019.6
Project Name: Captured Scenes，Reconstruction of Dongjiaotou Community Entrance
Design: ZIZU STUDIO
Contact E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Design & Completion Year: 2019.4-2019.6
Leader Designer & Team: Ruihua Liang，Danxia Huang，Mengbi Du、Peng Ding、Li Zhang、Yan Liang
Project Location: Dongjiaotou Community Entrance，Shekou
Landscape Area: 300㎡
Photo Credits: ZIZU STUDIO
Clients: Shekou street office
Brands / Products used in the projrct: Terrazzo, steel plate, baking varnish, epoxy floor paint
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