Pocket Park in Groningen
The modular pocket park in Groningen, Martini Trade Plaza invites people from the surrounding office buildings to take a break, relax and meet others. It is also the information point for the future developments in the area. The project is a collaboration with Bureau Buitendienst.
Aalto University Campus
Parkly project for ACRE in Aalto University Otaniemi campus is a hangout spot that adds sociability and greenery to an urban space used mainly for passing through. Meant for students, teachers and staff alike, Parkly in Otaniemi offers a possibility to wind down outside and catch a breath of fresh air during your day of work or study. The pocket parks also attract bees and other pollinators with pollinator-friendly plants. Parkly modules in Otaniemi are treated with a sustainable wood treatment by Otaniemi-based start-up LingoSphere.
Turku Science Park
Turku Science Park is a vast hub of businesses and research institutions. The importance of public space in such areas is known: good and inviting spaces can bring people together, support wellbeing in work places and create access to greenery. They can also enable people to step outside to have a meeting and work together. Parkly modules form a green “outdoor meeting space” outside the Civil City building, and it’s visible from the windows too. The color scheme is linked to the surrounding architecture.
Turku Summer Street
Turku Summer Street is a lively pedestrianised zone in the centre of Turku. Close proximity and collaboration with small shops and businesses makes it an ideal street for urban life. Parkly modules formed a cosy stop-over with plenty of space for seating and lush greenery.
Placemaking project in Malmi-district
Parkly pocketparks in Ylä-Malmin market square is a placemaking project in the Malmi neighbourhood. The green pop-up spaces commissioned by the City of Helsinki act as an intervention to study the place dynamics, collaborate with stakeholders and increase participation and interaction though different activities. Building on the 2021 project with Forum Virium Helsinki at the same location, Malmi placemaking project part of the process of building a placemaking model of the City of Helsinki. Reflecting and communicating the new plans for the square, the main themes of the intervention are urban nature, children’s city and market life.
Parkly modules form a lush and welcoming parklet in the centre of Helsinki. 9 modules take over 2 parking spaces, easy to set up and take away for the winter. The greenery is edible and can be used to spice up the delicious Capperi-pizza.
Greener daycare yards
Greener daycare yards is a project to turn the everyday surroundings of children into more diverse, green and playful. The project’s focus was on using placemaking and urban design methods to facilitate change and help daycares to start urban gardening activities. Parkly-modules are used for urban gardening in two daycares and they are ideal height for children’s use too. Parkly-modules are ideal for rough surfaces like sand and asphalt to add more greenery and comfort. The project was run by RaivioBumann as part of Green Capital Lahti 2021 project.
Kalasatama pocket park
Smart Kalasatama and BGreen projects by Forum Virium Helsinki test and experiment on new solutions for innovative districts in Helsinki. Parkly forms a welcoming pocket park for the residents, turning residents’ window views greener and offering a communal herb garden for everyone to use. Parkly in Kalasatama is a good example of positive phasing: bringing more green to the newly built area in early phases and adding a low threshold place for community building. It also functions as a platform for Forum Virium data harvesting and communicating about the sensoring process to the public.
Vuotori: Greener square for all
Parkly in Vuotori creates a green hangout spot with a lot of seating for people to stop over. The custom patterned modules also work as an informal space for small events too. The highlight of Vuotori Parkly is the book exchange unit, which is widely popular and in active use daily. As the area is undergoing re-development, Parkly visualises the possible future of the square and offers improvements. The modularity of Parkly works especially well in an open space where different combinations are easy to create. The friendly stopover was commissioned by Vuotalo-cultural centre, Vuosaari Library and The Adult Education Centre.
Maria 01 pocket park
Parkly forms a lush and welcoming meeting space at the startup campus Maria01. The pocket park is inviting visitors to take a break and enjoy the green. According to studies, people who have access or can view greenery during their working hours are generally happier at work. The pollinator-friendly plants are supporting the local honeybees, which are situated at the rooftop by the Humblebee Housing Project. Parkly also collaborates with Restaurant Starter for special harvest lunches.