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.
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′.
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.