Transform a Public Space Project: Preview of 4 More Submissions
Tunnel Jungle submitted by Das SIT Deutschland team, Julia Butter
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This summer, GOOD and the BMW Guggenheim Lab teamed up to announce the project Transform a Public Place, a call for ideas on how to make a public space in your city more comfortable. Ideas will be reviewed by Maria Nicanor, curator of the BMW Guggenheim Lab, a mobile laboratory bringing together new ideas for improving urban life. The ideas selected by Nicanor will be featured in a special post on GOOD and also on the BMW Guggenheim Lab websites and other social media.
The project closed on Tuesday, July 17 and we've received many submissions with fascinating, groundbreaking and quirky ideas from all over the world. While we're still going through them to highlight our favorites, we wanted to share a sneak peek at some of the innovative ideas we've received so far. See some of the other submissions here. Be sure to check back with us as we share more ideas and Nicanor's top picks.
Idea: Urban Webb
Submitted by: Megan Fullagar, Montgomery Wilkinson, Gaines Solomon, Amanda Sengstacken, Waldo Mariscal, Chia Chou and Mrunalini Kulkarni under the direction of Architecture for Humanity New York
The Urban Web, under the Manhattan Bridge, will transform an underused portion of the Coleman Oval Skatepark on Manhattan's Lower East Side, into a multi-sensory interactive installation. The inspirations for web's iconic design were influenced by the dynamic cable geometries of the Manhattan Bridge, as well as the chaotic street grid that forms the Lower East Side. It is our passion for humanitarian design that inspired us to take a minimally invasive approach in using ropes to create unique volumes and intriguing spaces to be enjoyed by all. While the web compliments the adjacent skate park, it also functions on its own to be used for street performances, or just to frame an urban room.
Idea: Tunnel Jungle
Submitted by: Das SIT Deutschland team, Julia Butter
Subways for pedestrians are usually places that are very uncomfortable and people often even fear using them. There are several underpasses along the Altstadtring surrounding the city of Munich that share the same problem.
It is our aim to transform these subways into joyful places for people of all ages by turning them into an urban playground.
We will add several play items which allow to pass the tunnel in different ways. For example a flying fox, a climbing wall, balancing bars and a running track are installed. (Pictures from several cameras can be taken for free and the results and photos can be shared in social media. This will enhance competition and rise the dwell time. The cameras can of course be used for the surveillance too.)
In the special situation in Munich with several subways in the city along a circular road, a round tour with different tunnel topics would be conceivable e.g. as a rainy Sunday activity for families.