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Frosty Chimney Park and Urban Installation / Tomasz Ostafin, Krzysztof Pydo-Bytom & Stalowa Wola

Frosty Chimney Park and Urban Installation / Tomasz Ostafin, Krzysztof Pydo-Bytom & Stalowa Wola
Courtesy of Tomasz Ostafin, Krzysztof Pydo-Bytom & Stalowa Wola
Courtesy of Tomasz Ostafin, Krzysztof Pydo-Bytom & Stalowa Wola

Tomasz Ostafin, Krzysztof Pydo-Bytom and Stalowa Wola, with Silesian University of Technology, Poland, shared with us their Frosty Chimney Urban Park and Installation Project, which won the first prize for ‘Creating Space with Membrane’ competition.

The purpose of the contest was to give a concept that shows a search for new uses for diaphragms in urban public spaces. Participants were to find new and interesting ways of membranes and showing the diversity that one can establish with its aid.

A diaphragm is synthetic, subtle but flexible and heavy material, which is considered as the lightest material which allows us the evolution of space. Membrane structures are very specific. The nature of their work is directly linked to their form.

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Frosty Chimney combines the functions of seats and street lamps while also being a characteristic landmark in space. Thanks to the strength of the surface membrane, it is possible to sit or lie on it. It creates a chill space for pedestrians to rest, and stays cool on scorching days due to its sheer and reflective material.

Courtesy of Tomasz Ostafin, Krzysztof Pydo-Bytom & Stalowa Wola
Courtesy of Tomasz Ostafin, Krzysztof Pydo-Bytom & Stalowa Wola

The proposed installation takes the form of a tower or lamp. The characteristic form of Frosty Chimney creates a gathering point in cities. Moreover, the transparency of the material with waterproof LED strips provides light in the dark.

Courtesy of Tomasz Ostafin, Krzysztof Pydo-Bytom & Stalowa Wola
Courtesy of Tomasz Ostafin, Krzysztof Pydo-Bytom & Stalowa Wola

The destination points are green areas in cities, parks, clearings, squares, courtyards and anywhere inhabitants exist.

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Cite: Alison Furuto. "Frosty Chimney Park and Urban Installation / Tomasz Ostafin, Krzysztof Pydo-Bytom & Stalowa Wola " 04 Jul 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/147020/frosty-chimney-park-and-urban-installation-tomasz-ostafin-krzysztof-pydo-bytom-stalowa-wola/> ISSN 0719-8884
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