Bike Hanger / MANIFESTO

  • 07 Apr 2011
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  • Cultural Infrastructure
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The Bike Hanger is an essential facility for the city of Seoul which aims to increase its bicycle-friendliness. The facility is not only low-maintenance and environmentally friendly, but by being installed in between buildings it takes advantage of many of the underutilized spaces that exist around the city. Each Hanger is able to store between 20-36 bicycles and it is easily attached to the sides of buildings, allowing minimal interference with the pedestrian traffic below.

Architects: MANIFESTO Architecture P.C.
Location: Between Buildings
Project Area: 60 sqf
Construction Budget: $100,000
Project Status: Shortlist for ‘Seoul International Design Competition: Design for All’ and Shortlist for ‘Seoul Cycle Design Competition 2010′
Renderings: MANIFESTO Architecture P.C.

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The Bike Hanger’s re-cycling of underutilized urban space, conceived by MANIFESTO, was Shortlisted for both the ‘Seoul International Design Competition: Design for All’ and the ‘Seoul Cycle Design Competition 2010′.

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The proposed Bike Hanger would utilize recycled plastic bottles for a canopy material and recycled stainless steel and recylced carbon frame for the frame materials. Taking into consideration the scale of the surrounding buildings the height for the Bike Hanger would not exceed the adjacent building heights. Maintenance costs would be low only $15/yer for lubrication and calibration of the human powered by pedaling storage system.

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Cite: Minner, Kelly. "Bike Hanger / MANIFESTO" 07 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 May 2015. <>
  • oly

    nice idea only one problem this will never ever work in europe. because people are always to lazy to walk and wait so dat put there bike just were they want. and this systeem takes to much time of the people to wait on there bike.

  • PatrickLBC

    Maybe not 100% practical, but a very creative idea!

  • John-David Carling

    are most of the renders showing New York?

  • E

    1. Interesting Idea of vertical bike parking!
    2. Potential problems with Women’s bike because they don’t come with a top tube
    3. Bike Security is a problem too because the current design doesn’t suggest a way to lock up the bikes (rubber straps on the bike cradles are NOT locks).
    4. Would be great if the design is actually compatible with conventional U-locks or cable locks.

  • Francisco Pardo Téllez

    Interesante, lastima que la capacidad no sea suficiente.. conozo un “bici-parqueo” en Chía, cerca de Bogotá que con un riel superior, una polea y un muchacho que las acomoda manejan cerca de 300 bicicletas

    • daisy swadesh

      Translation: Interesting, but a pity that the capacity is insufficient. I know of a bicycle-park in Chia, near Bogota that uses an upper rail, a pulley and a boy who puts them in place which manages nearly 300 bicycles.

  • Heather

    Now this is a great idea! Although I agree with oly and E, I think those problems can be easily solved. The hanger would be very practical in city centers, where there is little space for cars, people could hang their bikes for longer time, like overnight. Of course, if you’re just going to pick something up, you’ll just leave the bike outside the shop for that minute or two. Anyway, great idea, I like it very much.