Kik公园位于近年来专为附近复旦大学和同济大学的学生建造的创智坊入口处，作为一块位置显赫的城市空地，居然在快速的城市营造中成了漏网之鱼，这令盖天柯先生(Francesco Gatti)大为惊讶。自从2005年这为意大利建筑师将他的部分业务活动转移到中国以来，他一直对此类罅隙空间的设计可能性饶有兴趣——例如静安创艺空间In Factory项目（2006）中，他以居住与办公融合的中和氛围设计构建了该重置项目的外部空间。
Kik Park is a leftover urban area that Francesco Gatti is surprised to see has escaped being built-up and which is positioned at the entrance to the Kic Village, constructed in recent years for the students at the nearby universities of Fudan and Tongji. Since 2005 when the Italian architect transferred part of his professional activities to China he has recurrently been interested in the possibility of designing interstice spaces – as in the case of the In Factory JingAn Six Loft Buildings (2006), where the outside areas of the redevelopment project were treated on a par with a residential and work environment.
An essential element in his designs has always taken account of inter-activity: in this case between the people concerned (their actions and activities) and the influence of natural elements such as weather and sounds.
In this sense the forms and materials used by the architect (ethereal false ceilings constructed with metal wires, curved forms, faceted voluminous shapes, dappled coverings or panelling) vary depending on the project and its scale. Some solutions are used “una tantum” as they are in response to a specific and contextual condition.
This is the case with Kic Park where Francesco Gatti has imagined a pleated wooden floor destined to be suitable for all the functions that are indispensible in a public area (seats, green spaces, pathways, publicity panels …).
The image used by the architect to illustrate his idea - that of a sheet of paper cut and folded like a fan – brings to mind the epigenetic description that Deleuze gives of spaces characterized by the use of a fold:
Development and evolution are concepts that have changed their significance, because today they designate epigenesis or the apparition of organisms or organs that are neither pre-formed nor built-in but formed from different objects that do not resemble them […] With epigenesis the organic fold is sought after, produced, and multiplied from a surface that is relatively flat and uniform. *
In this way Gatti, using a generic and characterless basis, has accomplished plastic results that are both individual and original, and has introduced divergent intervals into an area that would otherwise be anonymous - thus enabling people to find their own personal space. The architect has covered the whole surface with wood, an ideal primitive material that is both flexible and hospitable, that grows old and shows the temporary nature of the operation.Where the wood rises up, one can see a living underworld made of grass and trees.The architect in this way has predisposed specific spaces where people can chat together, have a rest, or even go skateboarding. A social carpet that does not exclude the coexistence of aggregation and individualism.
主创建筑师: Francesco Gatti
项目经理: Summer Nie
团队成员: Nicole Ni, Francesco Negri, Dalius Ripley, Michele Ruju, Muavii Sun, Charles Mariambourg
Programme:Public open spaces, gardens, playgrounds, resting areas, advertising supports.
Chief architect: Francesco Gatti
Project manager: Summer Nie
Collaborators:Nicole Ni, Francesco Negri, Dalius Ripley, Michele Ruju, Muavii Sun, Charles Mariambourg
Client: Shui On Development Limited
Location: KIC VILLAGE Blok8-2, Zhengmin Road, Yangpu District, 200433 Shanghai, China.
Total floor area: 1100 m²
Design and construction period: 2009
Materials: Wooden deck, steel structure, brick walls, acrylic boards.