Project type Refurbishment
Services provided Planning advice
Design
Year completed 2017
Products used Mobile Green Isle Modules, Mobile Green Isle Surf Modules
 
 

Challenge

The courtyard of Augustusplatz Campus at Leipzig University was perceived as outdated, cold and sterile. It was uninviting, there was too much concrete and it was not an ideal place for relaxing or holding events. The university wanted to develop the area so that it had greater appeal and could be used more flexibly.

With its Hortus Medicus botanical garden, Leipzig University has a rich horticultural tradition dating back 450 years. It was therefore inevitable that greenery would play an important role in the redeveloped courtyard.

Solution

Streetlife was brought in to help redesign this open space. Consultations between Leipzig University and the Streetlife architect advisor resulted in a concept that fully matched aspirations for the square. Streetlife supplied bespoke Mobile Green Isles (MGIs) seating units for the refurbished area. These served as an excellent starting point for the spatial design. To add a playful element, Streetlife developed the Surf Module (with wavy seating) to complement the MGIs.

Outcome

The careful combination of these two design elements has helped create a harmonious public space where students can relax between lectures.

The MGIs comprise a product family that affords a high degree of layout flexibility. This makes it very easy to rearrange configurations or temporarily remove the modules for events. The modular units may be readily installed and aligned with the Streetrail® system and can be swiftly and easily transported by fork-lift truck.

The 2D Surf Modules are available with short and long undulating waves and there is also a version with 3D waves. Both the MGIs and the Surf Modules are included in the Streetlife collection.


Challenge

The courtyard of Augustusplatz Campus at Leipzig University was perceived as outdated, cold and sterile. It was uninviting, there was too much concrete and it was not an ideal place for relaxing or holding events. The university wanted to develop the area so that it had greater appeal and could be used more flexibly.

With its Hortus Medicus botanical garden, Leipzig University has a rich horticultural tradition dating back 450 years. It was therefore inevitable that greenery would play an important role in the redeveloped courtyard.

Solution

Streetlife was brought in to help redesign this open space. Consultations between Leipzig University and the Streetlife architect advisor resulted in a concept that fully matched aspirations for the square. Streetlife supplied bespoke Mobile Green Isles (MGIs) seating units for the refurbished area. These served as an excellent starting point for the spatial design. To add a playful element, Streetlife developed the Surf Module (with wavy seating) to complement the MGIs.

Outcome

The careful combination of these two design elements has helped create a harmonious public space where students can relax between lectures.

The MGIs comprise a product family that affords a high degree of layout flexibility. This makes it very easy to rearrange configurations or temporarily remove the modules for events. The modular units may be readily installed and aligned with the Streetrail® system and can be swiftly and easily transported by fork-lift truck.

The 2D Surf Modules are available with short and long undulating waves and there is also a version with 3D waves. Both the MGIs and the Surf Modules are included in the Streetlife collection.


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