Social Seating Challenge
University City District | Philadelphia, PA
For this competition, Andropogon reimagined the notion of seating. Inspired by spontaneous gatherings on unfurled blankets and folding chairs, Drapes + Shapes offers a suite of stackable and foldable, angular modules, the "Shapes," and a complimentary set of flat modules, the "Drapes," that can be contoured to the "Shapes" or other urban features. Both forms are available in three material families that range from highly resilient, reusable materials, to recycled and compostable products. The material selection is based on the entire life cycle and takes into account local manufacture, use, and either reuse, recycling, or composting.