Urban Qi

Re-activating Guo Tai Square through digital wayfinding. 
 

Urban Qi was a collaborative project between the students of UNSW Sydney and Sichuan Institute of Fine Arts, Chongqing.  Our group of 8 explored Qi as an urban mapping tool to identify blockages within the city of Chongqing.  Our site was Guo Tai Square in downtown Chongqing, it was a blockage in the city and did not attract public usage despite it's central location. Our solution was to use way finding lines, projection mapping, appropriate seating and vegetation to attract the public and eliminate the 'blockage.' Our final objective was for Guo Tai Square to be a multi-use space that can transition from day to night seamlessly. In this project I was responsible for the projection mapping and augmented reality.

 

 

 

 Projection Mapping tracking peoples movement in the city of Chongqing 

Projection Mapping tracking peoples movement in the city of Chongqing 

 
 
 Connecting to the lines via augmented reality through we chat leads users to their desired destination.

Connecting to the lines via augmented reality through we chat leads users to their desired destination.

 
 Multi-use lines in the space track movement, offer wayfinding through Augmented reality as well as providing seating. 

Multi-use lines in the space track movement, offer wayfinding through Augmented reality as well as providing seating. 

Exhibiting Urban Qi as part of the Mad.Lab2 exhibition at Beijing Design Week 2016.

 Each line represents a particular location in the city. A shade sail and vegetation is used to provide shade in the space whilst softening the existing concrete. 

Each line represents a particular location in the city. A shade sail and vegetation is used to provide shade in the space whilst softening the existing concrete.