Located in Jesolo, Italy, Piazza Mazzini is a center in the bustling town that resides in the province of Venice that boasts a brand new tool for community-building. The oversized bench is aimed at cultivating community in the town and serving as an informal gathering place for residents and visitors.
Designed by Metalco, the large gathering place is a solid wood seat featuring steel edging and supports. There is a light underneath that illuminates the perimeter of the sprawling bench, while it also contains several planters in which trees have been planted.
Conceived to provide "islands of relaxation," the bench is an important investment by the town in urban placemaking, a movement that maintains safe, well-lit and public spaces are an important aspect of building a robust community of healthy individuals.
A New Bench to Inspire Community Has Been Designed for Piazza Mazzini
1. Community-building Benches - Designing benches with additional features to encourage residents and visitors to gather and socialize, fostering a sense of community.
2. Urban Placemaking - Creating public spaces that are safe, inviting, and equipped with functional amenities, with the goal of promoting community well-being and engagement.
3. Functional Public Art - Incorporating art and design into public spaces in a way that provides visual appeal while also serving a practical purpose.
1. Outdoor Furniture Manufacturing - Developing innovative designs for public seating that provide additional functions such as lighting and planters.
2. Landscape Architecture - Integrating functional yet aesthetically pleasing designs for public spaces that prioritize communal engagement and well-being.
3. Smart Cities - Utilizing innovative technologies and designs in public infrastructure to create dynamic and sustainable urban environments.