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SITTING > TO CONVERGE

LIVING TOGETHER

In Krugerplein, people stay on «their space» of the square. In order to provoke more social cohesion, I conceived a public space which propose a recreational way to talk to each others. I develop further my research around this square by the creation of a game. You can meet the project here.

 

A DIALOGUE SPACE

As a first contact point, you have to create the space by yourself. You become active, you have to deal with the others about how to position the seats. You’re doing something together.

 

MOVEABILITY

An easy system of rotation allows you to fold each triangles and to create a space adapted to your needs (two people, a group, seated side by side or opposite of each others, etc). The metal frame maintains a soft sail boat, to feeling seated like on a couch.

1> LISTEN TO USERS

 

With a survey, I get to understand what is important for people in a dialogue space.

76,2% think this space should be open to public
72,7% want to be seated opposite than side by side
72,7% prefer moveable furnitures
65% like to have 1 meter distance to each others
89,5% need space to move around their seat

Desirable things
light, somewhere to write, seat & table, food, nature, something to play with

Disturbing things
to much noise, to much light, movement outside the dialogue, distractions

2> MAKE THEM PARTICIPATE

Looking at my first model, people left notes which enabled me to correct and improve proposition.

3> SHAPES FINALISATION

 

In order to entrench the installation, I used the axis of the main streets around the square, and had a carefull look at the shadows it will bring. This installation brings a visual and graphic experience while challenging encounters.

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