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Rainbow City Streetscape Tianhong Road Prism

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Year: 2013. WAA Shanghai.

Tianhong Road, part of the Rainbow City Streetscape, was determined to become the main commercial corridor in the 10 city block Rainbow City development. I was tasked to develop a gateway feature that was inspired by the night sky and astronomical observation. Thinking of the star-scape at night, I came up with a chandelier with hundreds of beads of different finishes to create a feeling of “Raindrops in the Sky” that would shimmer and reflect light at night, much like how stars twinkle. The last image in the slide set is a professional render; sadly this proposal never went beyond the initial design stage.