Such as a drift of ice in a stream of water, which reflects what the St-Lawrence river offers to viewers during winter time, l’EMBÂCLE is a modular bike rack recalling shapes created by ice blocks undergoing the forces of nature. This prototype is materialized by the distortion of a steel plate subject to forces but immobilized by gravity at its base, in order to subject its integration in the city.
The support finds access from the street and allows the bicycle users already present on the road to locate a free spot. The angles in the modules are accentuated in order to provide a fluid access for the cyclist to its parking space and to limit the handling of the bicycle when he’s getting back in the street. Each module can receive two bikes in a staggered position. This way, the typical prominent elements of a bicycle don’t get in conflict. Furthermore, the shapes of the modules are calibrated to optimize the free space between the parked bicycles as well as the interspace between the units so it improves the access facility for the users.
The selected paint color is a metallic turquoise reminding the oxidized copper from Quebec city’s rooftops.
City of Québec
Bike rack design
2,5m x 5,5m | Capacity : 9 bikes
2018 | Unrealized
Parka + SSSVLL