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Liar

El Cangrejo,  Panama City

Located at El Cangrejo, Panama City, the proposal seeks to recycle an illegal element, in this case an advertising post located in the public space. We plan a new use for it, a new urban furniture.

Close to this post, is located one of the most attractive and popular cafes in the neighborhood: Mentiritas Blancas, which brings activity to the Gaspar Hernández Street.

They have become a meeting point for the community and for this reason we consider that this project could be really positive for both people the visit MB and for people that live here a need a place to sit. 

It's important to mention that there is no place to sit on this street.

The central idea is to rethink this element and turn it into a new urban furniture.

We will use metal tubes to create 3 extensions, inspired on tree branches. One for sitting, another for standing -as a coffee bar- and another for lean on.

It's a subtle intervention in the existing urban landscape.

The recovery of public space does not necessarily have to be only through large-scale interventions, with small actions -urban acupuncture- positive changes can be initiated within our neighborhoods.

This urban element starts from an illegality to reinterpret it and give it a new use for the people within the public space.

Typology: Furniture

Year: 2021

Status: Conceptual

 

Design team:

Jose Isturaín

Nadine Sam