Bath Parklets, culture

We took part in the RIBA Imagine Bath competition and were exhibited alongside 90 other entries to bring creative ideas together for review by the city’s decision makers. Our entry focused on an innovative and unique vision for the city’s public space called Bath Parklets.

Parklets are a unique concept, offering a place to stop, sit, rest, socialise, eat, grow, recharge, simply a spot to people watch and for nature to thrive in the city landscape. The Parklets are small parks reclaimed from all the public realm that has been given over to cars. They reclaim the road for pedestrians to form an extension of the pavement to provide amenities and green space for the local community, visitors and adjacent businesses.

A Parklet can be as small as a single parking space and depending on the individual size seek to provide much needed public amenities like seats, tables, bike racks and charging points. The injection of green space was intended to add to the beauty and diversity of Bath with productive planting and seasonal fruiting and flowering trees, bird nesting boxes and rain gardens that will extend green infrastructure through linear Parklets.

We proposed three sets of Parklets to be introduced to Walcott Street in Bath with adaptable and modular concepts which could be applied to any pavement or parking area. We travelled to San Francisco to research precedent Parklets that were founded in the city in 2010 as part of the ‘Pavements to Parks’ initiative.

Client: RIBA
Status: Exhibited Competition Entry in 2015

Bath Parklets

Bath Parklets, culture

Bath Parklets

We took part in the RIBA Imagine Bath competition and were exhibited alongside 90 other entries to bring creative ideas together for review by the city’s decision makers. Our entry focused on an innovative and unique vision for the city’s public space called Bath Parklets.

Parklets are a unique concept, offering a place to stop, sit, rest, socialise, eat, grow, recharge, simply a spot to people watch and for nature to thrive in the city landscape. The Parklets are small parks reclaimed from all the public realm that has been given over to cars. They reclaim the road for pedestrians to form an extension of the pavement to provide amenities and green space for the local community, visitors and adjacent businesses.

A Parklet can be as small as a single parking space and depending on the individual size seek to provide much needed public amenities like seats, tables, bike racks and charging points. The injection of green space was intended to add to the beauty and diversity of Bath with productive planting and seasonal fruiting and flowering trees, bird nesting boxes and rain gardens that will extend green infrastructure through linear Parklets.

We proposed three sets of Parklets to be introduced to Walcott Street in Bath with adaptable and modular concepts which could be applied to any pavement or parking area. We travelled to San Francisco to research precedent Parklets that were founded in the city in 2010 as part of the ‘Pavements to Parks’ initiative.

Client: RIBA
Status: Exhibited Competition Entry in 2015

Bath Parklets Plan
Bath Parklets Bikes
Bath Parklets
Bath Parklets Illustration
Bath Parklets
Bath Parklets