Among humans’ five senses, smell is the only one that cannot be turned off.
Believing that the common memory created by smell will not fade as time goes by, dongqi Architects designed this pavilion.
Composed of several sets of inclined cylinders, the Refresh Together pavilion is light and dreamy. As aroma itself is invisible, the pavilion is supported by a carefully designed tensegrity structure system. It is detached, suspended, and almost hidden at the height of the human nose, completely becoming a surreal aroma-carrying space.
With a little move, anyone passing by may activate the pavilion by chance and smell the aroma.
每两根作为张力受力结构的钢柱组成一组香气承载单元。从未谋面、来自不同方向的两位路人会在这一时刻偶遇，同时闻到一样的香气。设计师特别选用了米勒 · 海莉诗的新作“Dance城之舞”。这款香水生动突出了自然与都市生活之间共生共舞的关系，让嗅觉如春日初舞般被唤醒。路人们在邂逅自然与彼此。随后，他们由这里，继续前往不同的方向。而香气，使得他们生命中发生多维度的联系。
Each set of aroma-carrying unit is made up of two steel cylinders that act as a tensegrity structure.From different directions may come two strangers. As they run into each other right here, they may activate the aroma reminiscent of nature by chance. The designer picked ‘Dance’ by Miller Harris as the hero fragrance for Refresh Together. ‘Dance’, which explores how nature and the city co-exist, brings refreshing surprises for the pavilion. From the intersection onwards, strangers will continue to walk in different directions. Smell connects them, in more than one dimension.
Maybe at some point many years later, these few seconds of aroma memory will re-emerge out of the blue, bringing their owner back to the moment with Refresh Together in Xintiandi.
Pull the case upward to reveal the scent.
As aroma itself is invisible, the pavilion is supported by a carefully designed tensegrity structure system. It is detached, suspended, and almost hidden at the height of human nose, completely becoming a surreal aroma-carrying space.
What's more interesting, the pavilion reflects the sound from inside. So let's chat with echos!
Smell, even with your mask on! Don't you think it's an interesting way to create memories with scent？
香水赞助：米勒 · 海莉诗
Design Firm: dongqi Architects
Principal Designer: JIANG Nan
Design Team: Yuan Yuan, He Weijing, Huang Shijia, Frankie Zhou
Perfume sponsored by Miller Harris
Structure Specialist: XinY Structural Consultants
Construction: Fantai Construction and Ornament
Photography: Raitt Liu