Thursday, August 30, 2012

MK3D - Bench on the Vendome Stairs

Here is a cool street intervention I just learned about.

As a part of Nehna wel Amar wel Jiran event, in Mar Mikhael, starting today and till Saturday, comes this  new project by SH+CZ landscaping architecture: MK3D Vendome.
As they describe it on their Facebook page:
"The intervention involves placing, in the middle of the stairs, on a flight of steps, the most representative element of a public space: a bench. This allows users, certainly the elderly amongst of which, to stop and rest in the shade of a tree. Such a unique layout offers a different perception of this public space, with a better understanding of the topography of the place.
This public bench, in its apparent playfulness, is a reaction to the mounting sterility, privatization and rarity of public spaces in Beirut."

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic! Great find! Thanks for this.


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