Buji Residence featuring the PLAYSCRAPER


You may have heard of Buji before: the project that represents best BAM’s maxim “a good idea can come from anywhere”. The project where the client chose the idea of back then junior designer Denise over a proposal by one of the founders, and where BAM went all in to turn Denise’s idea into reality. After two and half years of hard work BAM’s newest project - the Buji playground is completed and ready for some real action in Shenzhen.

Shenzhen is a place of utter newness. The city, by some measures, was born in the 1990’s. It is a place completely oriented to the future, teeming with technology companies and accessing a vast region of manufacturing to support the creation of cutting-edge devices. The people of the city are from all over the country, most of them looking to the future and the part their new city will play in it. At the same time, the name Buji is the very key to the rich history of the district and the region. Buji, by origin, is a Hakka word and used to be a settlement to this ethnic group in the past. The rich culture, dynamic history and progressive spirit of Shenzhen inspired BAM to gift the city with a BOLD design.

But how does one actually design a park for a large residential zone in a new city? BAM seized the idea that a great residential district should be full of families. Schools, safe places to play outside and a healthy atmosphere all attract families. Given the tropical vibe of the city BAM utilized a design language of bright color and high visual contrast. The bold design language is juxtaposed with the vibrant, lush native foliage. Defined by angular energy, the lay-out utilizes the existing height differences of the site and uses the EVA (emergency vehicle access) conditions as the base, instead of designing to hide it.

The Buji Phase I residence landscape is programmatically separated into two levels. The flowing street landscape at ground level for retail and bus terminal, and recreational gardens for residents on the upper level, atop the architectural podium. The primary element in the recreational gardens is a zig-zagging path, the Milky Way, leading from the main gate to residential entries. The zig-zagging Milky Way also segregates the two types of gardens in the park. To the north, the play gardens with greater sun exposure. To the south the relaxation gardens, tucked into the spaces between buildings and shrouded with planting, creating a significantly cooler micro-climate.

The Milky Way brings explorers of all ages from SIides Racing, to Circus and other exciting elements towards the unique ‘Playscaper’ an elliptical tower-like climbing structure which children can climb into and slide out.

Buji, the Legend of Shenzhen is still an ongoing tale. BAM is currently overseeing construction of the second phase of the project which includes a pinetum, sports zones, a dog park, running loops, a public pool. The motto for this chapter is: “The greener, the better!”






而本次开放的区域则是在众多设计元素中,最具特色的“摩天游乐塔”。摩天游乐塔主要针对5-12岁的儿童或者更大龄的人群。游乐塔包括三部分结构,螺旋上升的半椭圆形主要钢结构;平台结合攀爬功能混凝土结构;内部三个错落的盒子结构。 儿童可以通过多种方式攀爬进入平台,再沿三个盒子结构逐层向上,靠近悬挂的飞翔泡泡。而在平台区域则可以攀爬或者通过滑梯离开游乐塔。同时家长也有非常简单的方式到达平台区域,以便更好的关照孩子的一举一动,如我们称之为登机梯的形式等。夜晚蓝色的灯带贯穿全场,像一条银河引导着人们行进的路线,粉色和紫色作为主调色彩环绕在周围,为了配合游乐的主题我们还为场地设计了蜂蜜搅拌棒形态的紫色灯具。



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