The public spaces we walk through every day – streets we take to work, parks we spend time relaxing in and centres we use to shop – are key parts of our environment. Public spaces offer great social benefits to people and organisations around the world, and give local authorities a range of options to develop something interesting and unique.
Resin bound and bonded surfaces are formed from a mixture of natural aggregates set in a durable resin solution. They provide a premium performance for public environments, since they are long-lasting and resilient against varied weather conditions and weeds. Quick and simple to install and maintain, the porous resin bound and bonded surfacing is environmentally friendly and SuDS compliant.
Resin surfaces also allow for versatile design options – you can choose from a wide range of colours and create attractive patterns to suit the surroundings. Here we’ve collected some examples of innovative public spaces throughout the world, to inspire your landscaping project:
Buga Playground – Germany
Designer Rainer Schmidt turned this large outdoor space into an exciting playscape, with bold red winding paths in amongst grassy hills. The space also includes contrasting angular resin sections to create a fun and vibrant walking area.
Zhengzhou Vanke Central Plaza – China
Zhengzhou’s Arrival Square was launched in 2013 to encourage community and social programs. The project aims to offer the growing residential base an interactive space for future events and recreational activities. Coloured resin is combined with minimalist stone to create a modern though playful arena.
(photo: Beton Brut)
Sensational Park – Italy
Sensational Park is the first public space in the Corso Lazio, within the city of Frosinone. The development had been expected for 25 years by the local neighbourhood, as a scheme to renew its social presence and make people feel more comfortable and confident in their local area. It’s a very colourful space with large and small resin spheres for intimacy and fun.
Madrid RIO – Spain
Madrid RIO set up by the city’s mayor to connect the M30 ring motorway to the old city centre via a tunnel. Costing of six billion Euro, the project divides the space into over 40 sub-projects including squares, parks and boulevards, bridges etc. These multiple space work together to connect urban districts along the river to each other and the city centre. Resin and other surfacing in muted tones, build a classic feel to the space.
FDR Four Freedoms Park – New York
This serene public space was established as a memorial garden after nearly 40 years in the making, to commemorate Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The space comprises of the garden and room area, as well as a grove and a forecourt with sculpture. The garden faces the sea to remind visitors of the connections Roosevelt formed with Europe. Using large aggregates the gravel-like pathways sheltered by trees create a clean and more personal space.
Whatever your landscaping project, we can help you transform your space with high performance resin surfacing. To find out more about our resin bonded and resin bound surfacing products and to discuss your requirements, you can call us on 0121 766 8705.