“Urban furniture for the city of Coro and its port of La Vela”
This competition was won with a proposal based on the premise of creating urban furniture that would be consistent both with the context and the climate of the region.The same design criteria were envisaged for these three elements: the bench, the waste paper bin and the news stand, created with a contemporary technological system, but at the same time taking a sense of tradition into consideration.
In these three cases, we developed the same constructive system of integrating metal and wood as basic materials, with the former as the structure and the latter as a covering in order to achieve enclosure and thermal isolation. In terms of design, the pieces reflect the basis of the traditional objects: the classic paddle bench, the barrel and the wooden street kiosk.
In conclusion, the bench, the paper case and the news stand respond to very specific circumstances that have the potential to become iconographic elements within the urban context characterized by its noble architecture. This is why the proposal deals with the problem of tradition with a smart use of contemporary technology. In this sense this furniture does not invade the public space but instead, makes it easier to use.