I was afforded the opportunity to design a restaurant, and queue system for a giant swing, when I worked for EDSA Beijing and chose a Mayan Pyramid, OCT Happy Valley Beijing.
Working Model 1:100
Sacrificial Alter (Giant Swing)
What I consider, one of my “masterpieces” is this low-thrill roller coaster (log ride) which I converted into a Mayan Theme for OCT’s Happy Valley Beijing.
Working Model made with foam-core , paint and plaster, in scale 1:100
Me with Architects and Art Team in front of Giant Sculpted Heads
Me on-site with contractors looking over above published drawings
Entry, takes guests under the tracts and into a queue zone which winds around the ride making the queue as exciting as the ride.
Again, me on-site with contractors and administrators.
The Proposed Panda Enclosure in Hangzhou Safari Park, is infused with a Story line involving a Temple where the priests ultimately turn into Pandas
Panda Temple Plan
Panda Temple 3/D
Panda Icon Sculpts
Me on-site with Panda Sculpt
Panda Open Enclosure, 3/D Model (by others) based on my design conceptual renderings.
OCT’s Happy Valley Beijing Overview
Perspective of same
OCT’s Happy Valley Chengdu
Work in Progress
Aquariums that provide “layers of information” are those that are guaranteed return visits. Special Exhibitory and Story Telling is paramount.
For example; Imagine a Shark Tank designed as the Ballroom on the Titanic.
Perspective -notice the floor axis is raked toward viewers-
A 3/D Model (by others) based on above Concept Design
I have designed a number of aquariums and helped to design and install the Special Exhibitory for Shanghai’s Ocean Aquarium. Aquariums can be executed as a museum symposium of creatures or a money-making leisure destination that guarantees return visits. I prefer the latter.
Any aquarium must (in my opinion) advertise its insides by designing its outsides.
Plan View and 3/D Equivalent. See post marked “Aquarium Features” for more.