Wednesday, December 21, 2005

PARK(ing), A temporary urban park in San Fran

Check out this mini project where these dudes took a parallel parking space in an area of downtown San Francisco. The sought out a space that was ‘an ideal, sunny location between the hours of noon and 2 p.m.’ There they installed a small, temporary public park that provided nature, seating, and shade.

The overall goal was to transform a parking spot into a PARK(ing) space, thereby temporarily expanding the public realm and improving the quality of urban human habitat, at least until the meter ran out.

Pretty clever idea. I hope these guys don't quit their day job for stuff like this. Nevertheless, these bohemians are on to something. Check out the photos from the two hour project. I think they should make these permanent ‘fixtures’ in more cities around the countries. More photos here.

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