MAD arkitekter: mad peleton bicycle stands
apr 29, 2013
MAD arkitekter: mad peleton bicycle stands

‘the MAD Peleton’ by MAD arkitekter, bjørvika, norway
image © kurt singstad




the challenge was extreme: what do you do with an urban space which is 10 x 90 metres in area, with minimal sunlight and a requirement of 200
bicycle parking places? This strip of city floor should give pedestrians (and cyclists!) a pleasant experience and, at the same time, provide a suitable
entrance to the commercial areas on ground floor level.


the solution was to give the entire strip a bicycle theme. norwegian practice MAD arkitekter created a new bike stand, the ‘MAD Bike.’ these stylized
bicycle structures of stainless steel provide safe bicycle parking and simultaneously create an interesting visual and spatial impression. the bicycle lights
were an essential factor – we knew that they would give a unique experience and galvanize the concept in this singular urban space. they are arranged
in a pattern that emulates a peloton – a pack of riders in a road bicycle race. tour de bjørvika! the front bike leads the pack in the direction of the fjord
while their red and white LED lights accentuate the direction. it proved difficult to find a producer, but tangen maskin in ås had the necessary positive
attitude and did a fantastic job. åf lighting was also an invaluable support.



stainless steel bike racks
image © kurt singstad



simulating the configuration of a peleton
image © kurt singstad



white lights emphasize the direction
image © kurt singstad



image © kurt singstad



image © kurt singstad



leading bike
image © kurt singstad



image © kurt singstad



image © kurt singstad



image © kurt singstad



image © kurt singstad






project info:



architects/designers: MAD arkitekter
landscape architects: grindaker as
lighting consultants: åf lighting
produced by: richard tangen, tangen maskin



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