The Bridgelife Neighborhood is a vibrant public space amenity at the junction of three districts in Shanghai. It was an abandoned Japanese thermal bottle factory with over 20 years history. We hope to create a "connected bridge" for the district to fully utilize the functions of public communities while protecting historical elements and senses. We retrofit a great number of landscape features and variable urban space into the venue. The key idea is to protect this historical heritage with minimized renewal but make it to a new community center offering distinct, multi-dimensional experiences.
Founded in 2014, Mind Studio uses landscape as the main medium and aims to produce inspiring works. We design projects with multi-scales to stimulate, optimize and enhance the performance of the public realm, add new experiences to the urban public space, and consider how the design aesthetics can promote meaningful changes for the residents.