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.