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T3 Information Monuments Provide Comfort and Counsel

 - Aug 15, 2011
In anticipation of the 2015 Universal Expo of Milan, one designer has come up with this T3 Information Monuments project to explore the types of outdoor seating systems best suited for such an enormous international event. When large crowds of tourists attempt to find their way through the bustling city beneath the hot summer sun, these sculptural benches provide the perfect refuge and the means to plan one's next move.

The first Information monument is formally composed of flat planes. A fine rectangular surface lies horizontal to afford a place to repose while vertical elements are printed with maps and events. A spiraling Futuristic Fountain and a geometric Information Tree offer the same ergonomic and instructional assistance as the first of the T3 Information Monuments, but incorporate sheltering overhangs as well.