Petra is a collection of two concrete pieces of different sizes and organic shapes that evoke the nature of stones eroded by water. Designed as community seats to blend into public space or locations with scenic value. As an isolated element or combined in groups, they create recreational meeting points and stimulate communication, movement and a safe way for children to play.
Developed in response to the tactical urban planning interests of timing and also to discourage vehicle access to quiet public spaces. Incorporate the concept of a playable city encouraging sociability and motor learning. Using oblong geometry and with their entire surface lightly curved, the Petra models are light inside to reduce weight.
Molded concrete without reinforcement, speckled finish and in colors from the standard Escofet chart. Attached by using two slings, installation is as simple as suspending them over a pavement, compacted sand or a grass lawn, with no need for anchoring. The recessed base allows the slings to pass through for loading and unloading.
Photography: Meritxell Casamira