The collective of architects 4point5 presents "Urban Ilot", his winning design of street furniture design competition organized by Defacto, the public institution in charge of the management of the business district of La Défense. Designed by Gilles Lefèvre and Leonard Gugi this "Urban Ilot" is an architected, modular furniture made of wood ribbons. Covering an area of 100m2, it offers an open and multi-purpose space for rest, to wait, to lunch, to sit, play. Ilot Urban integrates seating, views, plans, lighting, vegetation, rubbish bins for waste collection stage to accommodate performances, etc.
This project will be exhibited on the Esplanade of Defence on the occasion of the 1st Biennale of street furniture of Defence on 29 March 2012 to 31 December 2012.
On this project, the group says 4point5:
"It consists of different bands sequences, each of them meet one or more of the proposed uses. Thus the structure of the island consists of different levels and sublevels or found schools of varying heights to ask or rest or wait. You'll also find tables to accommodate at lunch time employees and visitors. Scenes, bleachers will seat ephemeral artistic and cultural events, while considered a real added value in this universe composed mainly of senior managers and executives receptive to this type of approach and wish to cultivate. Take into account the maximum specified uses, the main strength of this project. The idea that generated this concept was determined on the principle that structures of La Défense are composed mainly of cold minerals such as glass, concrete. Betting against the foot, to contrast with the austere atmosphere, a solution was integrating the plant, warmer and more scarce as d ... where a plant walk-island in the middle of mineral storey structure. "
To learn more, visit the collective's website 4point5.