WORKSHOP 3 Glass Reinforced Plastic GRP Urban Furniture
DESIGN TEAM LEADER
Within a city’s public environment, design interfaces such as bus stop sheds, newsstands, garbage bins, public seats, street lamps, etc. are key elements with which to connect to their landscapes and environments. In landscape design, urban furniture is the smallest scale of element through which people make use of public space in their daily lives. In this light, the design of urban furniture involves thinking across different areas including landscape, urban environmental art, installation, furniture design, etc., connecting the art of design with human dimensions and ergonomics.
The main objective of this workshop is for students to become familiar with design development of urban furniture, through designing, making, and the study of experimental case studies. The design project brief for this workshop calls for each student to design one piece of urban furniture or installation for Xixinan village or a specific location in the natural environment of South Xixi, Anhui Province, the host village of the campus of Turenscape Academy.
During the 5 days of workshop, students will experience the complete design process from site analysis, function setting, concept interpretation, 3D modeling, form polish, to the production of final drawings. At the end of the workshop, a panel of experts from the fields of urban art, landscape design and material production will review and select one or two top design proposals. Turenscape will recommend them to be realized by the material production collaborator.
DESIGN TEAM LEADER BIO
ChenChen graduated in Architecture at Tsinghua University; she obtained a Master degree in Landscape Urbanism from the Architectural Association in London and completed with distinction a Master in Landscape Architecture at Harvard GSD, receiving the Jacob Weidenman Award, the highest design award of the year.
She won several International prize sin architecture and landscape design, including the Grand Prix at Paris International Competition for Sustainable Design (2008) and the ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects) Honour Award (2011 and 2013). Her work has been exhibited worldwide including Rottermdam Architecture Biennale, France Festival des architectures vives and the Venice Biennale.
Before establishing reMIXstudio, she had collaborated with design offices in China and the US and has been teaching urban design workshops worldwide (MIT, AA, Veritas, etc.).
URBAN FURNITURE PHOTOS