GEMDALE CORPORATE UPGRADE LOBBY

Kunming / China / 2021

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In order to advance the artistic vibe of the Kunming Office Building, the designers have transformed the original space into an interactive zone by adding several unique art installations to provoke people’s thoughts, sensations and feelings. Kunming is located in the Yunnan province in China. One of the most famous natural sights in Yunnan is the ‘Stone Forest’, which is a notable set of limestone formations. The tall rocks seem to arise from the ground in a manner somewhat reminiscent of stalagmites, or with many looking like petrified trees, thereby creating the illusion of a forest made of stone. Some of the sites have even been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


‘Stone Forest’ has inspired the designers for this series of art installations - Stone Forest Pavilion, Interactive Sculptural Art Installation at the first floor lobby, Mountain Range Art Installation at the office building lobby entrance and Zig-zag Art Installation at the drop-off area. You may see the concept of Yunnan Stone Forest connected throughout the entire area.


The Stone Forest Pavilion is constructed by many rectangular orange frames. The designers first came up with a rectangular box as a single unit, then used this fixed unit as the basic element to build up various forms and structures. The pavilion was built in the green area of the square. Throughout history, the pavilion as an architecture also serves as an interactive space for people’s gathering and leisure. The designers hope that it can be a small yet intimate social space for people to rest or hold a small live performance. The rectangular frames were staggered in various heights, deliberately imitating the natural forms of Yunnan Stone Forest. The combinations of different degrees of arcs and staggered heights create a strong visual impact. People can roam freely through the pavilion and make new discoveries inside this ‘Stone Forest’.

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