The project “All Colors Sidewalk” in São Paulo, Brazil, sought to transform a #sidewalk into a walkway with accessibility and pleasant to walk through. Likewise, the project adopted the concept of #UrbanLivingRoom – furnished space where people are invited to sit, to talk, wait and rest. Thus, creating a living space in the middle of the city!
The design (conducted in 2018 by firms Zoom Urbanismo Arquitetura e Design and LAO Engenharia & Design) aimed to draw people in the sidewalk with its funky, organic charm. The wood structure first catches the pedestrians attention and invites them to seat at different heights and to hangout. The pavement was transformed into a draining floor that allows rainwater to return to the soil- tackling flooding, a common issue in São Paulo.
Additionally, different elements together made the sidewalk dynamic, accessible, and with a colorful ambience. Elements such as graffiti composed with crochets on the walls, hung leaves with knitted words along the path, playful furniture and informative panels, tactile signs, and signage to help people with visual impairment composed the sidewalk.
Would you like to hang out in a charming sidewalk like this this summer in your city?
Photos by: Sissy Eiko via @archdaily