Continental Divide Bench
Professional Project, Design Workshop 2018
- Project Design Lead
- Designed bench and concept
- Modeled via Rhino and Grasshopper
Parking day is a worldwide event in which on street parking spots are transformed into public park space. Our team’s park space was focused on bringing attention to recreational impact on the Rocky Mountain ecosystems. In the past 15-20 years, the population of Colorado has grown 30%, significantly increasing recreational use of the Rockies.
I chose a soft white material for the bench to express how humans impact their environments through overuse. In the morning, the bench was glowing white, and as the day progressed, scuffs, scratches, and dents began to appear as more and more people used it.