New urban furniture for mass transit stops in Pilsen designed by students
The best student visions will be on display until 15 January 2022 on the premises of Paluba Hamburk. The exhibition Mobiliář pro Plzeň (Urban Furniture for Pilsen) was put together in collaboration with the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art at the University of West Bohemia.
A total of 44 students from the Industrial Design, Product
Design and Interior Design ateliers participated in the project in the summer semester
of 2021. Students from both Bachelor and Master degree programs, led by their
teachers, worked on their designs. The student competition was divided into two
rounds and was evaluated by an expert jury and technical experts, who also
participated in defining the instructions for the competition.
fact that throughout the competition we managed to involve and consult with
experts on design, public space and traffic was absolutely unique. The students
had an opportunity to develop their visions based on information and experience
from practice, which increased the quality of their designs," said
Tomáš Chochole, Vice-Dean for Projects and Development at the Ladislav Sutnar
Faculty of Design and Art.
elements of urban furniture used at public transport stops that are commonly
found in other parts of public space were to be designed in a such a way that they
could also be used away from public transport stops, e.g., in parks, in the
street, etc. The designed street furniture includes a bus/tram stop shelter, a
visual marker with the stop name, panels with traffic information and possibly
advertising, a bench, a trash bin and railing. The main requirements were good
quality material and technical detail, high durability, simple design, easy
operation and maintenance, affordable price, variable modular design, similar aesthetic
style of the various elements and a unified visual style, contemporary and
preferably inconspicuous appearance with the possibility of use in various city
environments (city center, the suburbs, parks). The expert jury recommended to
the competition organizers the best three student designs. These include
designs by Daniel Skoták, who took
first place, Kryštof Píša who
finished second, and Markéta Blažková
who came in third.
Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Art and Design
| press release of the city of Pilsen
09. 12. 2021