Fresh Air Squares had launched a competition that focuses on replacing parking bays along Tooley Street, with a series of modular temporary ‘pop up’ landscapes.
The emphasis is on using recycled/recyclable products, enhancing biodiversity, climate change adaptable planting and sustainable urban drainage systems for transforming spaces within the public realm, with a £10k budget per ‘Parklet’.
This was our entry…
By combining modern building techniques, sustainably sourced materials with ‘Upcycling Tyres’ our design will create a dynamic space that is easy to install, flexible, ecologically rich and provides a canvas for civic engagement.
The design is based on a complementary palette of hard and soft materials which includes recycled and recyclable materials such as aluminium edging to create the platform frame, a composite floating deck system and earthly toned Corten steel meshed walkways.
Vertical planters/seating supports will be formed from recycled tyres supplied by a local recycling centre or direct from local retailer.
The backfilled tyres and substrate will provide a growing medium for establishing a mixture of Planting Typologies.