Seahorse is a water park designed for the public space of a new residential area in Chongqing (China). The surrounding public areas count with a swimming pool as well, which is complemented with this water playscape for kids, with the aim of fostering entertainment & social interactions among resident kids.
Following with the themed series of Horse playgrounds from our client, they commissioned us this new playscape with the particular request that this one had to include water features in it. When relating the Horse theme park and the water features, it was obvious for us that the twist of this project had to be a Sea Horse approach, the Horse of the water realm.
Therefore, the water park features a main sunken wet area in the shape of a Sea Horse, which can be understood not only from a pedestrian point of view within the playscape, but also from all the surrounding residential towers.
As main wet area, the Sea Horse sunken platform hosts the big majority of water features, customized in the same color palette, and sprinkling water towards the interior of that sunken wet platform.
The surrounding areas of the Sea Horse are treated in a contrasting striped color palette, defining a dry play area which contains dry playful features in order to make the playscape usable & playable also during winter months. Those dry playful features are designed in a circular shape, mimicking water ripples of activity.
The resulting image is a colorful and eye-catching playscape, which includes playing features for kids as well as shaded seating features for adults, visible from all the residential towers surrounding the central public space.
设计团队：Marcial Jesús, Javier González, Lara Broglio, Mónica Páez, Keith Gong
Project name: Sea Horse
Project type: Landscape Design
Designer: 100 Architects
Design team: Marcial Jesús, Javier González, Lara Broglio, Mónica Páez, Keith Gong
CAD：Chongqing Huazoe Landscape
Client: Dowell Real Estate， China SCE Group Holdings Limited
Site construction: Chongqing Jishen Garden
Water equipment construction: Sichuan Bolier Fountain Limited
Children recreation facilities: Chongqing Haoyida Outdoor Facilities
Location: Longmengzhen Avenue, Jiulongpo District, Chongqing, China
Built area: 440 ㎡
Completion: August 2019
Photographer: Amey Kandalgaonkar