Guangzhou Auditorium Dome

Concept Design is an iterative six-step cycle process to any project, one cycle taking from days to weeks, depending on project scale. Each step requires a different set of skills. One of my projects that reflects this six-step approach is Guangzhou Auditorium Dome.

1

Define the problem

The main design challenge: a fireproof and sound transparent dome above the public that had to fit the 50% budget cut. It also had to look suple and flexible.

2

Collect information

- Contacted show textile manufacturers (showtex, accoustone etc) to get the most appropriate solution.
- Printability serigraphic tests of different samples.
- Study visualisations to determine the colors and print design.

3

Brainstorm & analyse

My studies of an umbrella-like structure solved all the project's design challenges.

4

Develop solutions

Solutions were always developed by another designer as 2D layouts and 3D rendering.

5

Present your ideas

6

Improve design

After client feedback I had one to four weeks to integrate comments and improve the design. Sometimes this had started a new complete cycle of concept design.

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