Spring is in the air and with it comes renewal—the trees are sprouting, grass is growing and parklets are on their way!
Mark your calendars for FRIDAY MAY 6th @ 4:00 PM for our official parklet unveiling event. Design and fabrication teams have been working hard to bring their innovative designs to life and we welcome you to come celebrate with us.
The excitement will start at Leftbank Coffeehouse, home of the Wish-Igloo, which was designed by Seth Trance and Harry Ross. The igloo is made out of a series of wooden plaques designed to be interactive by allowing pedestrians to transcribe messages and share with one another. Not only is this design attractive, but it allows parklet-goers to communicate with one another throughout its process.
Next we'll head over to Inspirado at the Madison Gallery.
Take a trip in your own backyard with Ride, created by Hub+Weber Architects and stationed in front of Inspirado. Pedaling the bike will power the projector equipped with scenic bike trails near and far, as well as some blockbuster favorites for all to enjoy. This parklet will help promote fitness, fun, and walkability between Madison and Mainstrasse Village. Grab a great meal and then catch a movie with this unique parklet design.
Our next stop is Braxton Brewing Company.
This playful parklet design, titled Hopscotch Garden, is brought to us by A+D and is located in front of the Braxton Brewing Co. Described as a "rhythmic motif" this design plays upon the use of hops during hopscotch and the brewing process. The geometric wooden shapes allowing for seating while enjoying a cold one or a refreshing coffee. The greenery will add to the aesthetic of the sidewalk and serve as an oasis in the urban core.
Now over to Cutman Barbershop.
Playing off the shop's theme, BPHOGS introduces The Boxing Ring, both an interactive and passive design. This parklet serves as a relaxed environment for seating and dining, as well as offering speed-bags and Rock'em Sock'em Robots. They've even incorporated some stadium style seating for the crowd to gather around the most recent bout. The versatility of this parklet design is meant to encourage interaction between locals and visitors alike.
Now on to our final stop, over at Stoney's Village Toy Shoppe.
The Mountain/Tunnel/Xylophone parklet design is brought to us by John Noble and SHP Leading Design and it will be located in front of Stoney's Village Toy Shoppe. This parklet is a study on imaginative play with bright colors and an innovative design. The design team wished to create a parklet that served as an extension of Stoney's mission to provide educational and interactive play experiences. This design also features greenery atop the xylophone which will provide shade, as well as fragrant aromas.