Shanghai Disney Resort Tomorrowland Building, Chinese Walt Disney Architecture, Design News
Shanghai Disney Resort Tomorrowland
Walt Disney Imagineering Project in China – design by Grimshaw Architects
21 Nov 2017
Shanghai Disney Resort Tomorrowland News
Walt Disney Imagineering – Shanghai Disney Resort’s Tomorrowland in China
Design: Grimshaw, Architects
Grimshaw has recently completed an exciting collaboration with Walt Disney Imagineering at the Shanghai Disney Resort’s Tomorrowland. Working hand in hand with the Imagineers, the Grimshaw team has designed a unique experience for guests to the company’s newest theme park.
Vincent Chang, Grimshaw’s Managing Partner Group, said: “Tomorrowland speaks with optimism about our future. Its very origins, beginning with Walt Disney’s vision for the earliest parks, focused on the exciting issues of the times: space exploration, and the promise of technology in creating a better tomorrow”.
Building on this spirit of innovation and exploring humanity’s relationship to both the natural and built environment, the result is the sophisticated architectural enclosure and surrounds of the Tron Lightcycle Power Run. The scheme features a series of elevated pathways, water features, linked open spaces and one-of-a-kind ribbon-like structures that coalesce with the natural landscape to express a vibrant and stimulating glimpse of the forward-thinking that Tomorrowland embodies.
“We came up with the idea of creating a certain topography; a three dimensional form where we have ramps and stairs, where movement through the park became almost an experience in its own right. The park centrepiece is the lightweight structure and the ETFE foil roof, so we took this idea a step further, with it being very exciting if the ride explodes out and through the roof structure” said Grimshaw Deputy Chairman, Andrew Whalley.
Utilising technology, careful material choices, and multi-level topography combined with soaring geometries, the park has emerged as an engaging environment for visitors amidst an unfurling journey to the future.
Shanghai Disney Resort Tomorrowland images / information from Grimshaw Architects 211117
Shanghai Disney Resort Tomorrowland design : Grimshaw architects
Shanghai Architecture Designs – chronological list
Eden Project in Cornwall
image courtesy of architects
Grimshaw : London Architects
Nick Grimshaw – older projects, by Nicholas Grimshaw and Partners
photograph © Adrian Welch
London Architecture : news + key projects
photo © Adrian Welch
Buildings by Grimshaw
Comments / photos for Walt Disney Imagineering – Shanghai Disney Resort’s Tomorrowland in China page welcome