Why is it important?
Park for All ! Make a difference to people ! One piece of nature in the city ! From nature to the city!
We all love spending time in green areas but can these only be the privilege of certain areas?
Along these days, the demand for facilities that sustain outdoor life has grown a lot.
A thoughtful design and well-planned placements of a Pocket Park will ensure to support our changing needs without compromising vital obligations like sustainability and accessibility.
They have a significant impact to engage in recreational activity, socialize and develop a sense of community.
Leisure is one of the most important of any community’s identity!
Parks provide gathering, community places for families and social groups, as well as for individuals of all ages and economic status, regardless of their abilities.
Several studies have found that while we are surrounded by natural settings
stress is reduced while mental health is boosting.
In addition, they create a sense of space and tranquillity in an otherwise crowded urban environment.
Foremost, these are accessible to everyone!
The innovation of CITI Oasis also lies in the process developed to co-design and mobilize collective intelligence of neighbors of all ages, to define and better manage local facilities. Hence, CITI Oasis proposes the emergence of new models of micro-local governance, with methods for local actors empowerment.
CITI OASIS stands for…
CITI Oasis is defined as an open public space, with green plantations located in between buildings, or center areas in an urban environment.
Ideally, these parks are responsive to the needs of the certain area and tend to act as a pleasant relaxation community space for hanging out, socializing, and taking a break from their everyday routine.
The “pocket” size of the park makes it possible to create these spaces almost everywhere in the city.
Small in size but filled with benefits!
It promotes social engagement and creates welcoming gathering environments.
This innovation lies primarily in the combination of our already existing and eco-innovative products to create a cool islands, a recreational opportunity:
materials (infiltration, thermal performance, and low carbon footprint)
rainwater recovery systems
nature-based solutions adapted to risks (shading, evapotranspiration, drought resistance, non-allergenic)
furniture (shade, play areas, cabins)