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Winner - Bronze
Designer: Mr. Kieran Stanley
Design Type: Adventure World
Company / Organization / School: dan pearlman Markenarchitektur GmbH
Team Members: Leading Landscape Architect Project Manager: Melanie Huland (dan pearlman Erlebnisarchitektur GmbH) Architect /Art Director: Björn Persche(dan pearlman Erlebnisarchitektur GmbH) Architect/Quality Control: Nicholas Chen (dan pearlman Erlebnisarchitektur GmbH)
On April 20, 2013, the internationally-renowned theme park Samsung Everland opened its gates to celebrate the world premiere of the Lost Valley. During the visitor tour, protagonists recount the story of Lost Valley where animals and humans now live peacefully together after having been forced to live separately because of the humans urge to hunt. Nowadays, Tao, the white lion, and Jum, the elephant, are guardians of the Valley and symbolize the overall idea behind the story of the legend. Conceived around a history rich in details, the entire tour both entertains and educates visitors. The shifting variety of landscapes has been designed in such a way that no visible barriers exist between animals and man, thus creating for the visitor the impression of being a part of the Lost Valley. One of the major challenges in creating the Lost Valley was identifying the mode of transport capable of transporting up to 1,200 passengers per hour while still offering visitors an unforgettable experience. Our team developed the idea for a vehicle for both land and water, redesigned as a forty-passenger bus capable of driving on steep terrain, is side-loading, and goes from wheel to water. The Lost Valley’s overall concept has a long-lasting effect on visitors and inspires a sense of responsibility for the environment as well as the animals and their habitats. People relate to the story of Jum and Tao and take home love and respect for the environment and its inhabitants.