Landscape Architect & Specifier News

AUG 2017

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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78 Landscape Architect and Specifier News I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 6 1 7 The Dero Parklet is an innovative means for businesses or organizations with limited sidewalk space to extend their presence in the streetscape with a small gathering space. The Parklet's modular design is a galvanized steel frame and recycled paper-based fiber composite decking, making it convenient to put together and disassemble. Once assembled, it's just a matter of what's going on it and arranging the space. The manufacturer says these little urban spaces have the durability to last through all seasons. Of course, the Parklet can also be an ad hoc add- on that meets the needs of a specific event, and is dismantled afterward. "Parklet programs are gaining popularity throughout North America," says Andy Lageson, vp and general manager of Dero. "San Francisco has over 40 Parklets, and Minneapolis piloted a program in 2014 and expanded it in 2015." He sees these Parklets— Modular Streetscape Add-ons Dero 'Parklets' come in 8-feet long modular decking units made of a recycled paper-based fiber composite. This one, installed in the Prospect Park neighborhood of Minneapolis, shows the unit with stainless steel cables and powder-coated steel railings. Loll Designs provided the furnishings. PHOTO: DERO Continued on page 80

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