100architects is a Chinese architecture studio that this year has made the celebrations for Chinese New Year special in Xintiandi, a commercial area of Shanghai famous not only for shopping and entertainment, but also for art installations.
100architects has been asked to create one of these installations. However, unlike previous years the architects wanted to make it usable and interactive, not only something to be observed passively. The installation for the year of the Rooster had to attract attention and take centre stage, just like the sign of the Rooster itself.
The giant rooster by 100architects was created to give the impression that 3D objects emerge from 2D images and graphics, in an interplay of optical illusions. The installation is divided into various areas, in which people can interact with it in various ways thanks to the shapes, images and objects found there.
Place: Shanghai, China
Surface area: 73 m2
Team: Marcial Jesus, Javier Gonzalez and Nasim Sehat
Photos: Amey Kandalgaonkar