Reopening restaurants are forced to make some changes in terms of the capacity, layout, and design of their spaces. As lockdown restrictions lift, it becomes painfully obvious that these measures are much needed for minimizing the risk of a second major outbreak.
Conscious of this fact, engineering firm Arup has debuted designs for reopening restaurants in Liverpool. The project is executed in collaboration with the City Council and Meristem Design. Dubbed 'Liverpool Without Walls,' the collection presents parklets, hybrid street furniture, and planters. The pieces are designed to be modular in order to suit the needs of different reopening restaurants. They slot together to make "outdoor seating areas," each is divided from one another by plants and perspex glass.
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