Using plywood furniture, this kit-of-parts can be used for a variety of outdoor programming. Tables create a safe distance between people, while plexiglass stops airborne transmission. Modules provide flexibility for programs to create large and small clusters based on program needs and user comfort. For example, they can be connected and stacked to create a library or information hub in an informal setting accessible to the public. If used for a marketplace, modules can adapt to different traffic flows and maintain six feet of distance from vendors.
Community partner: Northwest Bronx Community & Clergy Coalition (NWBCCC)
Neighborhood: Kingsbridge, Bronx
Coordinating firm: COOKFOX
Supporting firms: Design Advocates (Space 4 Architecture, Architensions, Brandt : Haferd, Future Expansion Architects, Michael K. Chen Architecture, New Affiliates); MNLA; Perkins & Will; Scalar Architecture; Studio Libeskind