项目背景与现场分析 | Background And Site Analysis
Shanghai west bund art centre used to be an airplane factory, and currently used as a huge gallery holding more and more international art fairs. Our site is a new construction with supplementary function adjacent to the south part with independent access.
The status quo is a simple glass room with steel structure. Columns and beams are located in a random way. Comparing to the main centre, our site is more like a 80m long corridor space with solid wall on one side and zig zug glazing facade on the other which is not suitable for exhibition. So to solve this disadvantage becomes the main difficulty. And the display of art exhibits should also be adjusted according to the space. In this way we should co-work with curator and artists very closely during the whole process of the design.
▼展览空间的区块一室内，interior view of the zone 1 of the exhibition space
概念与策略 | Concept And Strategy
策展方BROWNIE定义展览主题为“TURN THE PAGE”，借由“互动设计”的力量，让每一个人都可以玩耍和体验“文字”，以此激发我们对于“文字”以及自身感官“体验与表达”的认知，并能创造属于自己的内容。
“TURN THE PAGE” is the theme of exhibition named by the curator BROWNIE. It is aiming at evoking people’s inner cognition of “word” and experience and expression of “sense”, and creating people’s own content through interactive design.
Since the exhibition emphases experience and interaction, we put forward the strategy based on the existing space, which is to enhance the feeling of “corridor”. Thus the whole space is cut vertically to 3 zones according to column system, which gives people various feeling when they are walking through. New zones ensure the node spaces for exhibits display. In the same time together with the curator we came up with the idea of “point, line, plane, volume” as the concept to unify the exhibition.
▼空间轴测图，空间整体被纵向分为三个区块，加强“流动”的观展流线，isometric view, the whole space is cut vertically to 3 zones to enhance the feeling of “corridor”
区块与展品 | Zones And Exhibits
To link zones together, a continuous line is inserted through out the whole corridor from entrance to exit as a clue of visiting route. Each zone has its program and theme. Zone 1 as the largest one, includes 3 exhibits, a brand coffee vender and a temporary office. Point and plane are the theme. In order to enhance the space we hung 0.8m diameter balls with various height, and chose the furniture accordingly. One of the balls is the exhibit, which invite people to touch, and “words” will emerge gradually when it detects body temperature.
▼区块一室内，设有咖啡售卖窗口，天花板上吊下高高低低的球，interior view of the zone 1 with a brand coffee vender, 0.8m diameter balls are hung with various height
▼温感互动装置，the temperature interactive installation
Another exhibit is a long table sized 1m by 12m, with the theme of plane. This table also serves for people in coffee break. It can detect people’s approaching, and shows shadow of “words” on table surface. Atelier suasua designed this installation. To keep the installation with ordinary table looking when it is not activated, we tried various material, also tested sensors and lights to ensure the stability pf interaction. The uncertainty during the mock up process is also an interesting part of interactive design.
▼区块一室内，互动长桌不仅强调了面的元素，也承担了实际咖啡落座的功能，interior view of the zone 1, the interactive long table with the theme of plane also serves for people in coffee break
▼互动长桌，the interactive long table
Zone 2 is a black-out space which is wrapped completely with light absorbing cloth. The whole zone as an individual exhibit designed by machinist is a multi-media interactive installation named Darkroom-Galaxy. To enhance the stereo feeling of projection, we installed several translucent screens, which allows people to walk inside them simulating the feeling of be in the galaxy. The psychedelic projection occupies the whole space to emphasis the theme of volume.
▼区块二，完全的黑空间，整个空间用吸光布包裹，the zone 2 is a black-out space which is wrapped completely with light absorbing cloth
Zone 3 is the museum shop. Because of the width limitation, we used walls for goods display as much as possible. The continuous line turns to a cashier counter next to the exit and extends towards the outside.
▼区块三空间，作为文创品商店，利用墙面展示，interior view of the zone 3, as the museum shop with walls for goods display
▼墙面上的商品陈列空间细节，details of the good display space on the walls
Thanks to the teamwork with people from various fields with professional skills, we renovated the space with high unity and rearranged it more suitable for exhibition. So the interactive experience became more vivid and stereoscopic.
▼展览空间外观夜景，night view of the exterior view
▼互动长桌节点图，interactive long table details
项目名称：上海西岸艺术节TURN THE PAGE展览空间
项目设计 & 完成年份：2015
合作方：“BROWNIE（策展），Machinist creative agency（多媒体交互设计），河野幸人（艺术家）”
Project name: Shanghai West Bund TURN THE PAGE
Design: atelier suasua
Design year & Completion Year: 2015
Leader designer & Team: SU xiaomeng
Project location: Shanghai
Gross Built Area (square meters): 320 sqm
Photo credits: Undefine + SU Xiaomeng
Collaborator: “BROWNIE (Curator), Machinist creative agency (Multimedia Interaction Design), Kono Yukihito (artist)”
More: atelier suasua（联系邮箱 | contact：firstname.lastname@example.org）