Olympia on Tour is a playful installation inspired by sports for the activation of different public spaces. Driven by a “plug & play” strategy, it is intended to be itinerant throughout several cities in China.
奥林匹亚巡展已于 2021 年秋季首先在宁波市亮相，明年初将转移到杭州，其他几个城市也在筹备中。
It has been installed first in the city of Ningbo, in the fall of 2021, and early next year will be moving to Hangzhou, with several other cities in the pipeline.
奥林匹亚巡展是由 佰筑研发的 “即插即用” 流动系列装置的一部分，旨在促进儿童的体育活动，旨在通过一个装置在不同城市的呈现，将临时步行街和广场变成夺人眼球和令人兴奋的弹出式娱乐热点，以此来激活和改善众多公共空间以及公民在公共领域的体验。
It is part of a series of itinerant “plug & play” installations developed by 100architects to promote physical activity among kids, aiming to activate and improve numerous public spaces as well as the experience of citizens in the public realm with just a single installation which can be enjoyed in several cities, turning temporarily pedestrian streets and plazas into eye-catching and exciting pop-up hotspots of fun and entertainment.
The project is composed by 2 surreal sport fields, Basketball & Tennis, in which users cannot strictly and officially play those sports, but instead they can immerse themselves into a surreal themed play environment.
Understanding sports as a physical recreation, or any form of physical activity undertaken in leisure time for the sake of pleasure & entertainment, rather than high-performance sport facilities for only athletes, we believe that through recreational amenities in the Public Realm that go beyond the spatial norms of typical sport facilities, we can foster healthier lifestyles in a wider range of social groups.
Those surreal sport fields are linked together by a running track, providing play opportunities for kids, as well as resting opportunities on an innovative “bitten” wooden deck which acts as public furniture and meeting point for adults and other social groups, fostering social interactions within the installation.
PROJECT NAME: Olympia on Tour
DESIGN: 100 Architects (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
DESIGN TEAM: Marcial Jesús, Javier González, Mónica Páez, Lara Broglio, Ponyo Zhao, Keith Gong, Cosima Jiang, Hayley Huang, Michelle Aldora, Jango Zhang & Yuntong Liu.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEAM: Jenny Fan, Nicholas Lv & Eva Jiang.
PRODUCTION: Hong Yang Advertising
CLIENT: Yintai Properties
SIZE: 250 m2
LOCATION: Several (China)
PHOTOGRAPHY: Rex Zhou
VIDEOGRAPHY: Rex Zhou