Who’s the champion of 2017 “Shade-Scape” Sunshade Pattern Design Competition Season 2?

Release Time 2018年3月14日
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An excellent design must originates from life and be higher than life. The last article has revealed the Top 3 to us. GEOMETRY·Shade-scape2/Young Bird Plan2017, Chinese·Pavilion·Shade-scape2/Young Bird Plan2017 and Parallels·Shade-scape2/Young Bird Plan2017 have withstood fierce contest and rigorous selection, and become the eventual winners of this competition.

An excellent design must originates from life and be higher than life. The last article has revealed the Top 3 to us. GEOMETRY·Shade-scape2/Young Bird Plan2017, Chinese·Pavilion·Shade-scape2/Young Bird Plan2017 and Parallels·Shade-scape2/Young Bird Plan2017 have withstood fierce contest and rigorous selection, and become the eventual winners of this competition.

◤ The concept behind the design of Chinese·Pavilion·Shade-scape2/Young Bird Plan2017

Wan Ye, Architect

 

<Educational background:>

2003.9-2006.3 Architecture Diploma (Master’s Degree), TongJi University
1997.9-2002.9 Architecture Diploma (Bachelor’s Degree), XiAn University

 

<Practice of design>

2011.04-present wiwan Architecture Design(self employed)
2006.10-2011.4 Manager of Design Department in “Werkhart International” in Shanghai
2006.03-2006.10 Architect in “Sunyat Architectural Design Studio” in Shanghai

“In China, traditional resting places are called gardens in which pavilions are the most distinctive spaces. There are large, small, quadrangular, hexagonal, octagonal, and round shapes of pavilions which add more flavors to the whole environment and the basic function of sheltering from sun and rain. The idea of this pattern comes from tiles on traditional buildings’ roof in China, making the sunshade look like a Chinese pavilion where people can rest for a while in big cities.”

Wan Ye says that she is always enchanted by the art of Chinese classic gardens which aims to pursue natural spirits. As one treasure forged by five thousand years of history, it inherits the truth of Chinese culture, and embodies the inherent qualities of our nation. We shall never forget to continue the development of this magnificent work.

 

As one of traditional buildings in China, pavilions are mainly built in gardens and temples for people to rest and shelter them from rain and sun. Most of them, small in area and without walls, are just designed as embellishments. There are reams of poems describing pavilions in our country.

Inspired by these poems,Wan Ye integrates the essential element of Chinese pavilion into design at her first thought to respect the culture and history of China. As a result, she chose to blend the images of this structure and tile with the pattern, and was highly praised by the jury.

 

Yiping Qiu, Academic Consultant

The champion of the Young Bird Plan “Shade-Scape” Sunshade Pattern Design Competition 2017 Season2 is finally announced. And we can see from the result that the quality of design hits a record. Each of top 3 has their own merits, while all of them focus on the harmony between human beings and nature. Outstandingly, the champion designer deserves the title as she took advantage of the Chinese gardens’ characteristics. Congratulations to all winners!

Young Bird Plan: We all know that you have drawn your inspiration from the pavilion of Chinese classical gardens. What sparked your idea of connecting this element with sunshade pattern?

 

Wan Ye: My design concept in this competition is derived from pavilion in Chinese classical garden. It is a small yet characteristic building which is devoted to providing a resting space for people. Sunshade functions the same way, as a mirror of urban features and charms. Sunbrella®’s proposition is entirely consistent with sunshade’s roles.

Young Bird Plan: You have skillfully infused tile pattern into your design, which makes us impressive. So why did you choose to use this innovative combination? Have you ever considered about the fabrication process of this pattern?

 

Wan Ye: Almost all the roofs of Chinese classical pavilions are made by tiles which are used universally. This kind of material is always combined with recreational buildings in China. On this condition, I determined my design concepts easily at the beginning. But after that, I spent some time to adjust the scale of tile motif, in order to display the design pattern in the simplest and most precise way.

The manufacture process has also been carefully considered. A pattern with suitable size can display a complete design which also fits into different requirements of cutting and collage. In the long run, smaller repeating motif is able to make full use of fabrics and reduce the waste of materials. It is necessary for a pattern to have visual, practical, and economical values.

Young Bird Plan:The final list of Top 3 has been cherry-picked and determined at length by the jury. What are the differences between your design and the other two’s in your opinion?

 

Wan Ye: Many design of the Top 30 have impressed me a lot. These works are brimming with good ideas and mature skills. I think the practical value of my pattern is my advantage. I have poured a lot of efforts into the scale and proportion of the pattern, and considered every single detail of realization process, to display a harmonious combination of the old and new.

 

As an architect, I am accustomed to thinking problems from the perspective of space. I didn’t limit myself to fabric pattern design, but treated the sunshade as a space like pavilion. The material of a pavilion’s roof must be carefully selected and applied. So when I adopted the same idea in pattern design, you can imagine that the offering is accordingly practical and economical. My design also conveys an integration of traditional and modern techniques. I will say that each work has its own merits.

 

Young Bird Plan: You are a professional and seasoned architect. Who is the one you admire most in the architectural design sector? Have you ever been influenced by his/her design?

 

WanYe: In different phases of my architecture career, the person who I appreciate most has changed, except Leoh Ming Pei whose works have amazed me since I was a student. Now, I have a deeper understanding of his design concepts, skills, the utilization of traditional elements, the control of building scales, and the use of materials. His portfolio is a rich source of inspiration for me.

 

The modern buildings designed by Leoh Ming Pei are simple and clean, while his Chinese traditional styles are rather charming. In my view, he has been the most experienced and skillful person in the integration of the old and new sofar. His works are interpreted in precise and strong language, and the spaces with particularly apt scales are able to provide comfortable feelings for users.

 

Influenced by his style, I always try to make users enjoy all the functional convenience in subtle ways as well as the impressive appearance of design. That’s my career goal.

Suzhou Museum by Leoh Ming Pei 

Young Bird Plan: Why you decided to participate in this competition outside of busy work?

 

Wan Ye: First of all, I totally agree with the brand concept of Sunbrella®, the co-organizer of this competition. Their products and fabrics are international and creative. Secondly, as a reader and architect, I think that the success of Young Bird Plan is undeniable. I sincerely hope that you can expand your practices from architectural design sector to include other design-related fields. We architects need to consider diverse aspects of work, such as design concepts, techniques, social factors and clients’ demands. We are perfectly willing to take part in other design activities which are able to refresh our mind and offer the real fun of design. Although many of my competitors are students and young designers, I totally relish the challenge. Thank you for providing me with this unique experience!

TICA HEADQUARTER, NANJING
Floorarea:8,680 m²
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ZHONGFU SQUARE, YIWU
Floorarea:597,000 m²
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Design makes a different life, and the art is created by practical consideration and masterly skill. That’s the end of the Champion’s interpretation of her design. We also prepare the other two designers’ wonderful interpretations on their own works to feed your eyes and gratify your curiosity.

Parallels·Shade-scape2/Young Bird Plan2017

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GREEN GEOMETRY·Shade-scape2/Young Bird Plan2017

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