WALL OF EVERYTHING
This project focuses on creating a new multi-functional temporary wall system to serve over 180,000 visitors in Wuhan University during Sakura festival.
During the festival in march, hundred and thousands of visitors from all over the country poured into the campus to appreciate the view of sakura flowers and the campus. However, the campus facilities are not enough to serve so many visitor and installing new facilities for visitors doesn't make sense.
Through research, we got behavioral data from visitors and students and found needs for both sides. After ideating and developing our ideas, we eventually designed a multi-functional wall system combined with elementary tables and chairs, allowing more flexibility and convenience for both visitors and students.
Group project @ Wuhan University,
September - November, 2019
Sze Ting Chan
Roles & Responsibilities
Research, Ideation, Visual system
Rhino, Adobe Illustration
1 Sakura festival in Wuhan University
• Sakura are in full blossom in mid-march. Sakura festival lasts only 15 to 20 days
• There are over 1,000 Sakura flowers inside Wuhan University
• As it is open for free to the public, people flood into the campus every year to appreciate the sakura view
Central visit area
2 High visitor flow
• From 14th to 29th in March, there were a total of 180,000 people visiting the campus
• Wuhan citizens reached the highest, consisting of 104,000. The peak of visitor flow was around 12 at noon and the time for them to leave was generally concentrated at meal time
• Generally, visitors stayed at the campus for about 4 to 5 hours
1 Booking system online
All visitors should book online before they enter into the school and should check twice at main gates and Sakura area entrances
1 Limited visiting time
In order to control visitor population, four entrances into Sakura area was open from 8:30 to 17:00 on weekday and from 8:00 to 18:00 at weekends
1 Booking system online
The school placed separation walls at the central Sakura area. Students and teachers would detour this crowded area for classes
We closely followed 4 groups of people and acquired data for their behaviors, residence time and routes in the trip.
We Interviewed 22 visitors about how they thought about their trips.
We found out that visitors stayed in and around the central sakura area for a majority of their trip time. Another interesting finding was that they spent a lot time finding a seat and asking the way.
Based on our research, we found they wanted to find a place that could seat, play, eat and appreciate the view at the same time
We noticed that we could utilize those existing separation walls around the central area, attaching various functions such as seating, eating, buying, guiding and entertaining.
So, how it is used in a day?
We designed it to be more flexible, foldable and multi-functional, which saved the space and created better experience both for students and visitors.
There are generally six steps to use the wall. This makes it easier for the staff to fold the wall and it is convenient for transportation and placing