Switzerland's City Lounge

By: Rachel Webb - Published: Oct 21, 2008   Updated: Mar 24 2011 • References: &
St. Gallen, Switzerland has rolled out the red carpet permanently with their City Lounge outdoor installation. Designed by Carlos Martinez and Pipilotti Rist for a competition, the red carpet covers the streets and surrounds the businesses in the area.

City Lounge features places to park and even fake cars you can sit or relax on.

Implications - City planners are continually searching for sustainable ways to encourage public interaction in an organic way. By integrating furniture in the shape of fake cars into the all-red installation, the City Lounge turns a potential eyesore into an attractive place where visitors can relax, interact with each other and enjoy public art for free. Stats for Permanent Outdoor Red Carpets Trending: Older & Chilly
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