Many ways for the public to dwell and linger
Benches for the Europaallee
In the design process, the landscape architects Krebs und Herd placed particular emphasis on sustainable, high-quality materials and the straightforward interchangeability of all components. Together with Krebs und Herd, BURRI has developed a bench especially with this new urban space in mind. The outdoor furniture can be easily maintained thanks to its modular system, and entire sets of slats can be replaced as a single component in a few simple steps. As is standard at BURRI, the long-term availability of spare parts is guaranteed.
The modern design of the seating constitutes an identifying feature for the square and, as such, promotes people’s active participation in the public space. The benches are fitted with the locally grown “exotic wood” NATWOOD®. This wood product from BURRI is made using local timber stocks and employs a special refining process that makes it as resistant as tropical wood.
Last but not least, the specially designed cast-aluminium corbels are genuine eye-catchers. These are screwed to the custom-made base frames and attractively round off the side contours of the seating. BURRI assembled the finished benches in several stages on site at the Europaallee.