THE EDIBLE BUS STOP® TO SHOWCASE PLAYFUL APPROACH TO LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN AT ECOBUILD 2017
Six years after its first urban intervention, The Edible Bus Stop® has grown into an award winning Landscape Architecture and Design Consultancy. Using a multidisciplinary approach, it is recognised for being provocative and playful in its methodology. The organisation has been invited to showcase one of its most successful sculptural products at Ecobuild 2017, taking place at ExCeL London from 7-9 March.
The iconic Double Yellow Line Bench and Tree GuardTM will be joined by a previously unseen prototype of the double yellow line series. Both of these pieces of sculptural street furniture are part of a product line in development, which also includes cycle parking, way finding and other innovative re-thinks of street furniture.
Both pieces will be showcased directly in front of the Arena. The Arena will be home to the Ecobuild Conference, sponsored by Regeneration Partner Skanska, staging a range of high level keynotes and panel debates from industry and government thought leaders and innovators across the three days, with speakers including Lord Kerslake, Lord Michael Dobbs, Baroness Young of Old Scone and Lord Foster of Bath.
Will Sandy, the designer of the Double Yellow Line sculptural street furniture and The Edible Bus Stop’s Creative Director said: “Showcasing at Ecobuild 2017 gives us a wonderful opportunity to connect with fellow forward thinking practitioners from all areas of the built environment. At The Edible Bus Stop, we firmly believe in a multidisciplinary approach to the design and delivery of our green infrastructure projects.
“Inspired design is a way of engaging a wider audience into environmental and sustainable issues. The interpretation of the double yellow line, re-imagines something everyday and almost invisible, into something exciting and engaging. This creates an interface that draws people in. Our practice illustrates how spaces that often go unnoticed can be transformed through clever design. By doing so, we bring them into the public realm, creating design-led, active social spaces. You could say, it is a metaphor that is realised in the double yellow line furniture.”
The Edible Bus Stop team will also be making a presentation at the Green Infrastructure Seminar in ‘The Gateway’ on March 9th at 14:45hrs. Their presentation titled ‘Inspiring design engaging communities’ will discuss the team’s success in working with public sector and private organisations to engage with communities using playful design and inclusive events.
Mak Gilchrist, The Edible Bus Stop’s Founding Director said of their presentation: “We are an organisation that works from the ground up, and believes in the power of design led initiatives to create meaningful legacies or positive change in urban regeneration. We explore designs that create landmarks and provide a sense of place. We’ll be discussing our methods of transforming challenging spaces into active places.”
Martin Hurn, Brand Director at Ecobuild, commented: “The Edible Bus Stop is a great example of an organisation that provides its clients with creative, imaginative and sustainable solutions to architecture and design. This is what Ecobuild is all about – giving a platform to creative thinkers who challenge the norms in their sector. We are excited to host the innovative consultancy at this year’s show and encourage visitors and fellow exhibitors to explore its offer.”
Based in London, The Edible Bus Stop adopts a collaborative approach that provides an interface between the client and those that live, work and play in each individual area. It works with new and existing communities to create platforms for conversation and engagement, and transform spaces into design led active places in both permanent & temporary settings, inspiring a wider audience to engage in social & environmental issues.
In line with Ecobuild’s ambition to be a 100% waste free show, The Edible Bus Stop implements an internal recycling system within its practice re-using and repurposing materials where possible throughout their projects.
Free registration for Ecobuild 2017 is now open to visitors. For more information on this year’s event, exhibitors and conference topics, visit: www.ecobuild.co.uk .