Located on a long narrow site, light and graceful boards can adapt to various venues of seawalls, steps, slopes and even reefs. The vivid tidal flow shaped arrows are adopted for clear guidance at the linear destinations. In six disconnected parts the installation is easy and fast due to stage construction and long cycle. The coastal conditions bring challenges such as typhoon, high salt and high humidity. The boards can reduce wind loads and combine with permanent poles, avoiding looseness and corrosion of regular metal fasteners, easy for maintenance.
A highly recognizable visual effect is created in the reconstructed sections. The existed isolated peninsula is turned into a hot friendly scenic spot for tourists, also a more livable place for native residents.
We hope that through an experiential design approach, citizens are encouraged to participate in and know more about the environment, evoking their enthusiasm of original ecological ocean protection. The interesting and changing ground graphics are designed to attract people to interact with this nice area. They express different contents and raise visitors’ awareness of this region. The unique and unexpected experiential design brings a new identity – ocean protector – for visitors during their visit on the promenade.
Design + Execution
While avoiding intrusive design, we took “reading on the way” as main design concept. It provides visitors with fresh, interesting and complete experience to read information, such as signboards, site maps and ecology introductions for roads and entrances.
After the completion of the project, the auxiliary facilities’ services and operation functions will constantly appear or change. Thus, signage system can easily provide with a simple, convenient, modular renewal of information. It’s were adopted to meet the needs of different venues.
Zhang Yi (creative director)
Wen Yuehua (project manager)
Xu Duanping (graphic director)
Yan Meiying, Wu Siying (designers)
Shenzhen Hope Design Co., Ltd. (landscape designer)