Ancient China Theme Park

1. Designing the Attraction

Working in pairs, design a visitor attraction based on the theme of Ancient China. The attraction should be made up of at least five pavilions, each devoted to a particular topic – the different periods into which China’s ancient history is traditionally divided, perhaps, or maybe themes such as religion and ideas, technology, society, warfare and so on.

The layout of the park should be given attention. For example, if the pavilions relate to different time periods within ancient Chinese history, the visitor should be led to them in chronological order. Also, consideration should be given to making the park beautiful or interesting by the addition of lakes, canals, trees, copies of Chinese temples, palaces and other constructions, and so on.

Design (in outline!) each pavilion: what are the different sections within it? What does each contain by way of pictures, information, artefacts?

Perhaps briefly describe the building itself – does it look like a temple? a palace? a city gate? a section of the Great Wall?

Don’t forget the other facilities – toilets, restaurants, car park, shops; perhaps even specify souvenirs to be sold – mugs, T-shirts, towels, toys & models, mouse mats, caps etc – and the designs on them

2. The Production

Based on this work, produce

EITHER (a) a 6-panel folded brochure advertising the park,

OR (b) a Powerpoint/Prezi/other presentation which pitches the design of the park to business or civic leaders.

(a) The Brochure

The idea of the brochure is to advertise the attraction, and make people want to come and visit it. It should include

The name of the Attraction and the Attraction’s logo

A brief statement of its purpose (what will the visitor get out of going to it?)

A map of the park

A brief description of each pavilion

A brief list of the other facilities

(b) The Presentation

The idea of the presentation is to try and persuade business or civic leaders to adopt your design of the park. The presentation should include:

The name of the Attraction and the Attraction’s logo

A brief statement of its purpose (what will the visitor get out of going to it? How will the investors and community benefit?)

A map of the park

A brief description of each pavilion

A brief list of the other facilities

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