The Triangle Tango is a public space intervention designed to foster interactions, attract customers and enhance the experience in the privately-owned public space within an open-air Retail Street. Life Hub @ Daning, a 250,000 sqm mixed use development with 110,000 sqm shopping mall, is one of the hottest shopping centers in Shanghai, due to its condition of open-air retail street.
▼装置中的声光色与人互动，the installation interacts with people using lights, sounds and colors
From the very beginning the marketing team of Life Hub @ Daning insisted on creating something INTERACTIVE. Something unexpected beyond any typical decorative installation, that would attract kids and adults alike to come and use it, rather than pass by and observe it. An intervention that, by itself, would turn a circulation area into a “SPACE” to stop and stay, where their customers could bring their kids and families and spend some quality time interacting with other kids and families.
▼改造把一个流通区域变成一个让人们停留的空间，顾客们可以把他们的孩子和家人一起带来，和其他孩子及家庭互动；an intervention that, by itself, would turn a circulation area into a “SPACE” to stop and stay, where their customers could bring their kids and families and spend some quality time interacting with other kids and families
The proposal could not block the visibility of storefronts around it, therefore our approach was to embed an interactive activity at the floor level. That decision led us to an installation where people should engage by stepping with their feet. For this project we teamed up with the Shanghai-based American engineer and interactive designer Maciej Dudek, from Squiggle Labs, to generate responsive feature. Based on new generation dancing games, we created a lighting & musical responsive platform reacting to people’s steps onto the triangular panels. Capacitive sensors placed underneath the glass would feel the electromagnetic field and trigger a light blink and a musical piano tone every time someone would step on it.
▼夜间配合灯光，整个装置真正活跃起来；the lighting effects activate the installation at night
Visually designed as a fractal combination of equilateral triangles, it also counts with a graphic design based on interesting patterns within each triangle seeking for a visual impact as an attractor mode whenever nobody was stepping on it. The monochromatic treatment, with shades of yellow, was extended on the floor beyond the platform to enhance his visual impact.
▼三角形的造型和板块内的图案都是为了增强视觉冲击，the fractal combination of equilateral triangles and interesting patterns inside the panel seek for a visual impact
▼强烈而鲜艳的颜色和特有的造型尤其吸引孩子们，the strong and bright color along with the special shape make the installation a big attraction for the kids
设计团队：Marcial Jesus，Javier Gonzalez，Eunice Tsa
Project name: Triangle Tango
Design team: Marcial Jesus, Javier Gonzalez, Eunice Tsa
Client: Life Hub @ Daning, (Chongbang Group)
Location: Daning Road, Jin’An District, Shanghai, China
Built area: 120m2
Completion: June 2017
Photographer: Amey Kandalgaonkar