Collectif 4point5 : Ilot urbain

The collective of architects 4point5 presents "Urban Ilot" his winning project of street furniture design competition organized by Defacto, the public institution in charge of managing the business district of La Défense. Designed by Gilles Lefèvre and Leonard Gugi, this "Urban Ilot" is architected and modular furniture made of wood ribbons. Covering an area 100m2, it offers an open and versatile space, allowing to rest, to wait, to lunch, to sit, to 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 Defense on the occasion of the Biennale 1ère street furniture of Defence March 29 2012 31 in December 2012.

On this project, the collective 4point5 states:

"It consists of different bands sequences, each of them corresponding to 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 land or rest or wait. You will also find tables to accommodate at lunch time employees and visitors. Some scenes, bleachers can accommodate ephemeral artistic and cultural events, then regarded as a real value added in this universe mostly composed of executives and managers receptive to this type of approach and wish to cultivate. consider the maximum specified uses is the main strength of this project. the idea that generated this concept was determined on the principle that structures of the La Défense district are composed mainly of cold minerals such as glass, concrete. betting against the foot, to contrast with the austere atmosphere, was a solution integrating the plant, warmer and more scarce as d ... where a plant-storey block in the middle of mineral storey structure. "

For more information, visit the group site 4point5.

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