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Bike escalator, Trondheim (Norway)

Invented in the 90’s by a commuter who grew tired of showing up to work sweaty and exhausted, the Trampe lift, recently upgraded and reinvented as the CycloCable, has already carried over 200,000 bicyclists up this 150m-long cyclist deterrent. Cyclists who place one foot on the escalator’s angled platform will be pushed uphill at a speed of 5mph.

DOCK IT Station for Public Areas

DOCK IT station is a modular relaxation system designed by Amodesign for public areas, shopping galleries or large halls. The system offers not only various seating modifications but it is also a place nowadays extremely sought-after since its advantage is the possibility of recharging tablets or mobile phones as well as the Wi-Fi connection.

Musical Light Swings, Montreal

21 Balançoires (21 Swings) is a recent project by Canadian design collectiveDaily Tous Les Jours, known for their wide variety of interactive public installations and experiences. Surrounded on both sides by a new music complex and science center, designers Mouna Andraos and Melissa Mongiat chose to bridge the gap between the two by converting a narrow strip of land into an enormous interactive instrument.

Namba Park, Osaka

Built in the footprint of the old Osaka baseball stadium, the awesome development, which was completed in 2003 by the Jerde Partnership, has an eight level rooftop garden that spans several city blocks and features tree groves, rock clusters, cliffs and canyons, lawns, streams, waterfalls, ponds and even space to grow veggies.

Sculptural Playground by Annabau in Weisbaden

It’s always great to enjoy the atmosphere of extraordinary public space. This one is a “sculptural playground” located in Weisbaden, Germany. It was conceived by architecture and landscape studio Annabau. This ambitiously shaped playground consisting of a large spatial structure. Architects designed a continuous climbing structure that winds through existing trees.  Twists and height changes of its frame not only increase the play interest, but also respond to the …

Public space design – Longest Bench

The longest bench in Britain was opened to the the public in Littlehampton, West Sussex on the 30th July 2010. The bench seats over 300 people along Littlehampton’s promenade, overlooking the town’s award-winning Blue Flag beach.