I-STREET CROYDON REVEALED News / Media / New Project / 25.08.2017

“A flexible, very practical, community-based solution. The concept could, in the future, be developed further for a potential prototyping in other locations around the borough.”

Hi Croydon! is.

A habitable, modular furniture system. Using a kit-of-parts approach, a range of adaptable, replicable module types allows for endless arrangements, uses and locations. Think ‘Lego’. Where key public space elements collectively combine, to respond to any urban environment. 

A community driven and responsive outcome for the street. Through a custom designed application that integrates the modular components and embraces augmented reality, the community can interact with, design and curate up-and-coming modular configurations. The only limit is their imagination.

An interactive lighting and wayfinding system. By integrating a dot-matrix into the perforated steel furniture modules we can create a series of light-works and narrative options - from directional wayfinding, event promotion, special messages, weather reports, place tweets etc.

A self-sustaining breathing garden. A biodiverse topography can be established where streets become living, ecological systems. Planters can combine to collect rainwater supported by a self-watering system and reserve. Whilst low-tech fans actively inhale polluted urban air, filtering it though the soil to breathe fresh air into the street. 

A live data response to tactical urbanism. Utilising sensory recognition programs, data can be aggregated into movement information indicating the number of people using, moving through and staying in a space. The outcome is a public space that can learn from itself, gaining a strong understanding of its own impact.

So stop and say Hi Croydon!

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