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19

May
2016

In Community
Public Art
Urban Design

By sbatalla

Five Projects That Make DTLB a Better Place

On 19, May 2016 | In Community, Public Art, Urban Design | By sbatalla

BetterDTLB

Project Name: Urban Furniture – Stop, Shop and Stroll
Applicant: Shelby Batalla
Location: 100 – 200 S Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA, 90802
Grant Award: $ 10,000

The proposed modular urban furniture collection aims to introduce dynamic and creative street furniture pieces and wayfinding devices to add visual interest and cohesion to sidewalks in DTLB. A series of seats, benches and bike racks of similar colors and formal language made out of recycled shipping pallets (recycled from the Port of Long Beach) and detailed by renowned local fabricator – Patrick Vogel – are to be installed along sidewalks to activate the streetscape. The recycled wood from the pallet, an affordable and easy-to-maintain material, will be sculpted into dynamic action words such as LBC, EAT, SHOP, SEE, ART and etc,. Wayfinding messages and advertisements are to be branded onto the upcycled wooden pallets (pyrography) to provide opportunities for local businesses to sponsor and advertise, giving the furniture a distinctive cargo-like look that speaks to Long Beach’s nautical and industrial history.

Five Projects That Make DTLB a Better Place

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