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Baia

Like an inlet on the edge of city streets, Baia is a modular system of platforms that redefines the concept of the parklet. Moving away from the temporary aesthetic of the urban furniture, by focusing on the habits and needs of living in the city, Baia offers a series of functional elements to create areas with a warm and welcoming feeling where nature is integrated and inspires the design. The platform composed of a rectangular metal structure paved with concrete tiles is the foundation where to combine multi-purpose elements characterised by the juxtaposition of organic and rigorous shapes, emphasizing the properties of the building materials. Cylindrical metal columns invisibly anchored to the floor are the support base for tables with different sizes and benches in ultra-high-performance concrete. With a surprisingly light and harmonious appearance, they are available in straight and angular versions at various lengths and heights, with the option of heated seats. As icons of the collection, sunshades with tabletops rise like tall mushrooms, offering shelter and illumination through their lighted cap. The addition of bicycle racks and planters enrich the system with functions while metal railings or screen-printed glass with a gradient effect frame the area and offer protection while preserving the view

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Project Details

Containing, Supporting
Modular system of platforms
Parklet and Urban Furniture
Baia
Modularity, organic shapes, flexibility
Glass, Metal, Polycarbonate, UHPC
Various
Massimo Minchio
2020
Italy
Metalco