noia intramuros urban furniture revitalizes public spaces
noia intramuros urban furniture revitalizes public spaces noia intramuros urban furniture revitalizes public spaces
nov 21, 2013

noia intramuros urban furniture revitalizes public spaces

noia intramuros urban furniture revitalizes public spaces
all images courtesy of cenlitrosmetrocadrado




generated as part of a public spaces improvement program, the urban furniture series by spanish studio cenlitrosmetrocadrado seeks to revitalize the historic area of noia, a small town on the galician coast. developed as part of ‘noia intramuros’, which was started in 2011 by the local council, the renovation project helps to support non-commercial, local solutions. a flexible system of modular benches with one, two and three seats are able to adapt to the diversity of the town’s middle ages layout. produced in a half-handmade way by professionals from the surrounding area, their construction helps to foster the local economy and also minimize environmental costs from manufacturing and logistics. the benches are integrated into the ancient context through their horizontal proportions. achieving an unfinished look with a sense of asymmetry, the choice of materials helps to establish a direct relationship with nearby buildings. a small bin and planter box were also created, their shape and size influenced by the historic narrow streets and alley-ways.



the custom designed benches support different ways of sitting



a flexible system of modular benches with one, two and three seats were developed



a linear arrangement of the planter box placed next to benches



the modular benches can be arranged into different formations



arm and backrest detail



detail of the joinery in the woodwork



the planters and bins adapt their dimensions to the narrow streets of the historical area



view showing a planter box and bin



the bin’s shape and size was influenced by the historic narrow streets and alley-way



the historic area branding was laser-cut and carved on benches, planters and bins



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