The New Playfield
The design goal is to achieve maximum flexibility in public space: a public space is big and open for the yearly outdoor concert or mass gathering, but this public area also should be able to provide small scale and intimate space during the other days. A space can be serious or even spiritual as a sculpture garden but also can be fun and playful for kids to running through…….
A 20’x20’ grid of steel poles is installed below the new playfield. The poles can be elevated up to the ground through hydraulic mechanism, changing this public meadow from a total open space to a grid of slender poles or any status in between, giving different kinds of character or mood to the public space or meet various needs of different public events.
Each pole can be operated singly/ multiply and the operation is open to public. People can simply pop up some poles as special framework to construct their own place for their needs. Such as a tent or a maze for kids to play….
Ecologically, the pond in the memorial park will also serve as the basin for collecting storm water, the new museum building will be covered with solar cell to off-set the energy demands of the new play field.