Public seating is an indispensable physical feature of public space. From the public seating designed in the 14th century which was “uncomfortable” and used to “show seats when not occupied”, to the creation of the first comfortable, mass-produced, iron garden chair in the 1860s, to today’s public seating, whose definition has shifted, boundary constantly being extended: more innovative materials and more diverse technique of expression are utilized, influencing the extent and character of outdoor activities and public seating is now defined as efficient design elements in outdoor spaces to encourage social interaction.
△ 左上：Minamora, EMBT；右上：Zero, Snøhetta；左下：Impulse, Architect: Lateral Office, Toronto, Structural Design: EGP Group, Montreal, Lighting Designer: CS Design, Montreal；右下：Swing Time, Höweler + Yoon
In June 2020, a "Public Seating Competition" in LUXES’ Island, LUXELAKES Eco-city, will be officially launched. We are looking forward to witnessing the born of innovative and interactive public seating.
3个极具特点的场地 / Incredibly Particular Sites
3个竞赛主题 / Competition Themes
3位主评审 / Principle Judges
3位特邀客席评审 / Guest Judges
共同打造 To create
3个IP型公共座椅 / IP Public Seating
△ 关于麓客岛 About LUXES’ Island
Themes and Sites
Theme 1 Nouvelle Vague
Location: South slope of the LUXES’ Island children’s play area. The area is about 108 sqaure meters (about 18X6m); Trees within the site can be transplanted later and need no designer considerations
Expectation: The area is near the pier of LUXES’ Island and adjacent to the children’s play area; The area has a large flow of people and the sight overlooks the children’s play area, which makes it one of the places where people mainly wait for children to play, rest and stay. Under the theme of “Nouvelle Vague”, designers are expected to cross over into film expression or sound-related interaction
The Location (Square on the Right)
About Nouvelle Vague
Vague源自法语“波浪”，此处暗喻麓湖的水面。同时它也指代新浪潮电影和新浪潮音乐。新浪潮电影，来自法语La Nouvelle Vague，意为“新的波浪”，特指从上世纪50年代末在法国发生的一场电影运动，后来“新浪潮”一词被广泛用于电影史上其他国家在“二战”之后兴起的新兴电影运动。音乐方面，一支叫Nouvelle Vague的法国乐队以21世纪的音乐趣味和生活方式，将上世纪80年代英美两地的新浪潮摇滚乐队的名曲翻了一遍。
“Vague” is a French word for “wave”, a metaphor for the waves of LUXELAKES. It also refers to the film movement and a music genre. Nouvelle Vague, meaning “new wave”, refers to a film movement that took place in France in the late 1950s. Since then, the term ” Nouvelle Vague ” has been widely used in the film history of other emerging film movements in other countries after world war Ⅱ. In terms of music, a French band called Nouvelle Vague has covered the music of the New Wave rock band of the 1980s in the United Kingdom and the United States with a taste for music and lifestyle in the 21st century.
Theme 2 Play Time
Location: the entrance grass slope of LUXES’ Island; the area is around 144 square meters (about 12X12m); Trees within the site can be transplanted later and need no designer considerations
Expectation: it has one of the best outlooks on LUXES’ Island, with a slope that is wide open and overlooking the lake and sailing boats. It is expected that, through the playful and interactive public seating design which is combined with illumination, “PLAY TIME” can be redefined—playgrounds are not only for children, but also for adults to have fun and relax
The Location (Square on the Left)
About Play Time
《玩乐时间》（Play Time）是法国导演雅克·塔蒂（Jacques Tati）在1967年拍摄的喜剧电影。当时基本已经摆脱了战争阴影的巴黎，正举办世界博览会，法国人于洛来到超级现代化的巴黎，体会到一个钢筋玻璃世界的冷酷。这个非人化的场景故意在摄影棚里搭建，真正的巴黎建筑只出现在玻璃的反照中。《玩乐时光》建造的这座城市浓缩了当时巴黎崭新的、简洁标准又千篇一律的现代主义城市景观，以及人们缺乏惊喜的生活方式——这也使得片名“Play Time”更值得玩味。
Play Time is a 1967 comedy film by the French director Jacques Tati. At that time, Paris, which had basically got rid of the shadow of the war, was holding the world exposition. French Hulot came to the ultra-modern Paris and experienced the hardness of a steel and glass world. This dehumanizing scene is deliberately set up in a studio, where the real Paris buildings are reflected only in glasses. “Play Time” builds a city that encapsulates the new, clean, standard, cookie-cutter, modernist cityscape of Paris at the time, as well as the lack of surprises of people’s lifestyle—which makes the title “Play Time” all the more interesting.
△ ©Lana Yuan, Recreating a movie scene, Playtime
Theme 3 Inception
Location: woods on the north side of the South Lawn of LUXES’ Island; the area is around 180 square meters (about 18X10m); Design can be combined with the surrounding trees
Expectation: the dense trees create natural narrow spaces, which forms a strong contrast with the open lawn on the south slope. The scene changes as people walk through and it is expected to creating an fun and interactive rest place in the middle of the forest, as well as a dreamy sense of detachment from everyday life
△ 基地位置 The Location
The plot moves between dreams and reality and is defined as “a contemporary action sci-fi film that takes place within the structure of consciousness”.The film tells the story of a dreammaker played by leonardo dicaprio, who leads a team of secret agents played by Joseph gordon-levitt and Alan page to enter other people’s dreams, steal secrets from their subconscious, and reconstruct their dreams.
Inception came from director Christopher Nolan’s idea of “exploring people’s ideas by entering and sharing the dreams—Given the ability to tap into someone’s subconscious, how would you use it?” The concept was inspired by the writings of Jorge Luis Borges and is thought to have been influenced by the late Japanese animator Satoshi Kon’s 2006 film “Paprika”.
About the Judges
庄慎 Zhuang Shen
Atelier Archmixing Co-founder、Principal Architect
Professor, School of Design, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
“Architecture Design Award of Excellence” issued by ASA-winning architect
“Best Architectural Design Award” issued by MOHURD and MOE of China -winning architect
“WA Award of Chinese Architecture” issued by World Architecture China-winning architect
“Best Commercial Building Award” issued by Businessweek/Architectural Record- winning architect
“Outstanding Achievement in Construction Management Award” issued by CIOB—winning architect
“The Young Explorer Award” issued by CAMA—winning architect
俞挺 Yu Ting
Architect, Gourmet, Columnist
Born in Shanghai, China in 1972, currently lives and works in Shanghai, China
Wutopia Lab的主持建筑师，联合创始人。Let’s talk论坛联合创始人，城市微空间复兴计划联合创始人，FA青年建筑师奖联合创始人；清华大学建筑学学士，同济大学建筑设计与理论博士，教授级高工。
Chief architect and co-founder of Wutopia Lab, co-founder of Let’s Talk, Urban Humble Space Revival Plan and FA emerging architect award; Professor level senior engineer, received Bachelor of architecture from Tsinghua University and Ph.D of architectural design and theory from Tongji University.
Wutopia Lab事务所，是以魔幻现实主义创造日常奇迹的全球本地化先锋建筑设计事务所。Wutopia Lab事务所及其作品被大量的国际知名设计奖项所认可，被选为Architectural Record Vanguard Firm 2018, HD-Wave of the Future Honorees 2019, Archdaily China Building of the year’18 Top Three。Wutopia Lab曾获ICONIC AWARDS, German Design award, Best of Year Award, IF, IDA, FX international design award等奖项，也曾被INSIDE, WAF, WAN, DFA, Frame, Dezeen等奖项提名。
Wutopia lab, as a cutting edge architecture studio, is aiming to create miracles in daily life based on GLOCALIZATION, and its design have been recognized by a number of prestigious international design awards, they were selected as Architectural Record Vanguard Firm 2018, HD-Wave of the Future Honorees 2019, Archdaily China Building of the year’18 Top Three. Wutopia Lab has been awarded by ICONIC AWARDS, German Design award, Best of Year Award, IF, IDA, FX international design award, and also been nominated in INSIDE, WAF, WAN, DFA, Frame, Dezeen, etc.
吴迪 Lyla Wu
吴迪是一位创客、建筑师、设计师、艺术策展人和教育家。曾就读于新加坡国立大学、香港中文大学、南加州建筑学院和维也纳实用美术大学。毕业后供职于香港张志强事务所、凯达环球、美国的格雷戈·林恩（Greg Lynn Form）和德国的格拉夫特（Graft）等知名建筑设计公司。作为一名教育家，目前于同济大学担任客座教授，长期行走在中国数字设计和数字智造的研究及教育前沿。2015年，吴迪在上海创立了创新实验室 Neuni_lab，一个集合数字设计、数字智造、联合办公、创新教育、品牌孵化和商业销售的一体化空间。2016年，吴迪和法国MateriO新材料平台合作，在上海创立了MateriO中国，成为中国第一个专注全球新材料培训，孵化和交易的创新平台。
Lyla is at the same time a maker, an architect, a designer, an art curator and an educator. She studied at the National University of Singapore, Chinese University Hong Kong, the Southern California Institute of Architecture and the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. After graduation Lyla went to work for AEDAS in China, Greg Lynn Form in USA, Graft in Germany and other well-known architectural and design companies internationally. As an educator, Lyla is currently serving as a visiting professor at Tongji University, always in the forefront of research and education in digital design and digital fabrication. In 2015, Lyla founded Neuni_lab, a workspace that combine innovation and prototyping in a laboratory environment, providing experimentation and integration of digital design, digital fabrication, co-working space, creative education, brand incubation and commercialization. In 2016, Lyla obtained exclusive right to collaborate with MateriO and founded Neuni Materio China in Shanghai, thereby becoming the first world-class Chinese platform that provide training, incubation and trading of innovative materials.
王牧之 Wang Muzhi
“一筑一事”创始人，2014年创办一筑一事，逐步发展为“建筑与生活方式”领域具有代表性的新媒体及创意机构，2018年出品《一筑一事城市指南》入选“中国设计权力榜DESIGN POWER 100”，2019年入选《尚流TATLER》“Gen.T中国100新锐先锋”，2019年受邀参加美国国务院IVLP国际访问者领导项目——可持续城市规划与健康社区。
Founder of Z/S STUDIO. Z/S STUDIO was founded in 2014, and gradually developed into a representative new media platform and creative institute in the field of architecture and living. In 2018, he published Z/S Studio City Guide, which was selected into the China’s Design Power 100″. In 2019, he was selected into the Gen.T China’s 100 New Pioneer by Tatler. In 2019, he was invited to participate in the IVLP – International Visitor Leadership Program of the U.S. State Department for the research of sustainable urban planning and healthy community.
高焕 Winnie Gao
Executive Director of New Institute of Fashion
Executive Chairman of London Fashion and Textile Museum China Preparatory Committee
曾在TOM集团、英国Treasure Holding投资公司、意大利RIZZOLI出版集团、嫣然天使基金等任高级管理职位。2013—2017年任北京国际设计周国际部总经理，发起“中国设计挑战赛”和“红星设计基金”，主持并完成了和日本设计大师原研哉先生的“理想家”（China House Vision）未来居住产业研发项目，引起社会关注。
20 years of business practice in marketing and business strategy in media industry, brand management and culture project management. Served as General Manager for Beijing Design Week’s International Business from 2013—2017, as one of the core founding members of the most successful Design Week brand in China. Initiated “Redstar Design Fund”, “China Design Challenge”, and “China House Vision” together with Japanese design guru Kenya Hara, had significant impacts over industries.
罗文涛（Roland） Luo Wentao
Founder of LAN Art, Curator, Director of Chengdu Artists Association, Chairman of LUXELIFE Art Club, Artistic Consultant of Elite Club (Chengdu)
Curatorial projects includes Find the Future Artists series exhibitions, Xie Changyong Solo Exhibition, Zhou Xun Solo Exhibition, Shi Gaoqing Solo Exhibition, Di Qing Solo Exhibition, Cao Weiguo Solo Exhibition in Beijing. Advocates art to light up life.
1. One page of A1 longitudinal drawing and one copy of design text (PDF format, Chinese and English) shall be submitted. If there is a video showing the final design effect, it can be provided as bonus points;
2. The submission shall be legible and include:
(1) Brief description: no more than 200 words in English and Chinese (except annotation), including basic introduction of the work and necessary technical information;
(2) Design drawing: including but not limited to: description of design concept intention, concept sketch and concept analysis drawing, seat design effect drawing, necessary profile drawing (1:100 or 1:50), axonometric or perspective drawing, necessary description and analysis drawing of design material selection and process;
3. Language of submission: Chinese and English;
4. The deadline for submission is 23:59 on August 24, 2020; The selection date is 25 August—September 7;
5. All the documents shall be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the email name indicating: Public Seating Design Competition + author/firm name;
6. Inquiry: email@example.com
For each theme, there will be 1 first prize, 2 second prizes and 8 third prizes respectively:
First prize: RMB 30,000 each (before tax), plus the chance of realization
Second Prize: RMB 8,000 each (before tax)
Third Prize: RMB 800 each (before tax)
Chengdu Wide Horizon Investment Group Co., Ltd.
About LUXES’ Island
LUXES’ Island is located in the heart of LUXELAKES Eco-City, known as “Chengdu Influencer Island” and covers an area of about 180 acres. LUXES’ Island offers a variety of boutique eating, drinking, and entertainment experiences, including Lu Xiaotiao’s Adventure Bay, Lu Xiaoni’s Animal Farm, Dagans International Equestrian Club, Kayak Club, Dainiwan Surf and Water Ski Club, Hualulu Dry Sliding, and Jizha Forest Family-friendly restaurants, Mr. LUXE Coffee, CPI boutique villas and other leisure and entertainment projects. LUXES’ Island revolves around the “Park +” experiential business upgrade model, realizing a zero-distance combination of parks, sports and commerce, and realizing commerce in the park and parks in the city.
About A8 Design Center
A8 Design Center is located at Chengdu LUXELAKES Water City and focuses on the growth of young designers. By looking for interesting or significant research topics in LUXELAKES, a series of activities such as lecture, salon, education cooperation, designer open call, competition and design exhibition are launched. As a design culture platform, A8 Design Center seeks to provide more display opportunities for young designers and promotes the development of design industry by integrating upstream and downstream industry chains.
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