I love this so much. This is UP-CYCLING at its best. Okay okay, lemme rewind and give you some context.
My friend & I decided to check out the Ana Desetnica festival some time back (recommend if you’re in the city at the end of June, especially cute for families and those young at heart). One of the locations was in front of the Cukrarna Palace – which is not to be confused with Cukrarna Gallery. Short explanation: Cukrarna (the old sugar refinery) used to be ONE building but was divided by the Fabiani bridge that was built in 2010.
Back to my main topic. In front of Cukrarna Palace we spotted these pretty dope benches we had a whole discussion about. It went something like: “They look very chic! Do you think they’re a part of the festival?” – “Naaaaah, Ana Desetnica surely wouldn’t invest money in designer benches?” And then we noticed the BIO27 signs and figured they must be connected to the biennial exhibition and are maybe borrowed for the use of the festival. And we left it at that.
A few days later, I notice articles in the media, addressing this same topic. Turns out it is another brilliant solution by Prostorož urban design studio. They used old cut-up waterpiping, placed wooden planks in each of them and voila – you have sexy benches.
It gets better. These same pipes used to serve as flower troughs at Čufarjeva street. This proves that little can go a long way, doesn’t it?