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Let's Sit: Logo Bench

Sunshinegun and Mathews and Associates Architects, Original Concrete Casting: Francois Visser and Alex von Klitzing, and Photo: Pieter Mathews, Neil Human2014

Republic of South Africa - Biennale Architettura 2016

Republic of South Africa - Biennale Architettura 2016

URBAN FURNITURE SHOULD BE FUNCTIONAL ART

Cool Capital commissioned 10 bespoke public benches as part of its Let’s Sit campaign.
The project was motivated by the belief that public spaces should be places for free and creative expression and that urban furniture could be used to activate spaces and inspire citizens to engage with each other and to reflect on their environment.
The benches were delivered without permission from authorities in a guerrilla pop-up fashion, and since its installation two years ago, all ten benches are loved and used by thousands of commuters, visitors and citizens. Two cardboard reproductions are exhibited.
The extruded logo bench is situated at the Pretoria Gautrain Station where the symbolic map welcomes commuters and travellers.

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  • Title: Let's Sit: Logo Bench
  • Creator: Sunshinegun and Mathews and Associates Architects, Original Concrete Casting: Francois Visser and Alex von Klitzing, Photo: Pieter Mathews, Neil Human
  • Date Created: 2014
  • Subject Keywords: South African Pavilion 2016, Cool Capital, Urban Furniture, PPC Cement
  • Medium: Cardboard replica of cast concrete bench

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