The Netherlands and China – The Loop of Wisdom is a rooftop trail that aims to elevate public walking and jogging routes.
Perched atop the museum and reception centre of chip manufacturer Uni-Hiku, the design by Powerhouse Company is intended to reflect the natural undulation in the local Chengdu terrain, while promoting health and wellness. ‘We wanted to work with the landscape rather than ignore it… Its design is complementary to the surrounding natural landscape and its gentle form invites people to come and explore the context and the surroundings,’ explains Stijn Kemper, partner at Powerhouse Company.
The resulting Loop of Wisdom covers 698m and rises up 25m at certain points. The path is also embedded with LEDs to make it accessible at night. Powerhouse Company has designed it to be purposely accessible to all for locals to enjoy or integrate as part of their regular walking or jogging routines.
As health and wellness become entrenched in mainstream mindsets, it’s expanding into property and public spaces. Read Wellness Architecture for more case studies.