NorthernLight took out the competition with its concept, Wonderclouds of Shanghai. We envisioned future Shanghai as an indoor park: green, lively, natural and balanced. Our main goal was to create an inspirational space – one that avoids the trappings of stereotypical kids’ design, full of screaming primary colours – to support new ways of family learning. Play and social interaction were central to the concept, which includes a number of different environments. We created a unique blend of quiet, soft, tactile spaces, meditative sounds and high-energy zones that facilitate kinetic play.