Innovative space for work and relaxation.
In cooperation between the Faculty of Forestry University of Zagreb, Competence centre Ltd. for research and development Vinkovci, Wood cluster „Slavonian oak“ and Šiška Ltd. Štitar, three prototypes of “Urban wellness” canopies were developed with two deck chairs and a work corner with table and benches, which attracted great interest of visitors on this year’s Ambienta.
44th international furniture, interior design and support industry fair Ambienta was held in the space of Zagreb Fair from 11th to 15th of October 2018, with more than 300 exhibitors. Event was attended by the Faculty of Forestry, which was presented, among other things, by Furniture for equipping educational institutions, realized in cooperation with the Wood cluster „Slavonian oak“. Central exhibit was prototype of the canopy that was realized within the project “Shaping of the Urban Wellness”.
The task was to design an innovative environment that promotes the health of users thanks to the integration of plants, plant species and cultivar characteristics, while simultaneously applying design factors in the development of urban equipment and furniture. An innovative urban wellness environment has been achieved with the appropriate and completely new interactive application of plant species and furniture elements and equipment which, with its unique atmosphere, reduces stress and fatigue, and promotes the well-being of every user in that area.
Urban wellness is a heterogeneous and modular system that can be upgraded with various amenities for public parks, exteriors of business buildings, kindergartens, schools or street oases.