URBAN FURNITURE“Urban furniture for the city of Coro and it’s port of La Vela”
This competition was won with the proposal based in the premise of creating urban furniture, coherent both with the context and the region’s climate. It was foreseen to apply the same design criteria for these three elements: the bench, the paper case and the newsstand, created with a contemporary technological system, but at the same time, taking in consideration the sense of tradition.
In these three cases, we intend to develop the same constructive system integrating metal and wood as basic materials, the first one as the structure and the second one as covering, both to achieve enclosure and thermal isolation. In terms of design, the pieces assimilate the basis of the traditional objects: the typical paddle bench, the barrel en the typical wooden street kiosk.
In conclusion, the bench, the paper basket and the newsstand respond to very specific circumstances that can become iconographic elements within the urban context characterized by its noble architecture. This is why our 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.