Root Bench – an undulating 30m diameter bench system installed in Hangang Park, Seoul, South Korea by Yong Ju Li.

Composed of conjoined slats of wood on a metal frame, the varying heights are designed for use as seating for adults, play areas for children and picnic tables for families.


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20 thoughts on “Root And Bench

  1. Starina

    If that was in London they’d have spikes on all the flat surfaces to keep the homeless from getting too comfy

    1. paul

      if that was in Ireland it wouldn’t happen; trip hazard and it’d be opposed by nearby groups as not fitting with the areas ‘rustic aesthetic’ and ‘breath-taking vistas’.

    1. Rob_G

      The weather is not so bad.

      Probably it would end up like the boardwalk: taken over by junkies much of the time.

        1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

          Last time I was on Smithfield Square I saw a bloody tampon lying there on the cobbles. If I could attribute a mood to it, I would have said wistful. Me? Nauseated.

      1. Spaghetti Hoop

        This is why we can’t have ‘blankets and wine’ events, and there are so few picnic tables in our parks. The addicts would just wreck them and the anti-social behaviour would kill off that family n’ friends recreational vibe. I’m of the view that we should still build recreational areas but police them (and I was never fond of a police-like state).

        1. Janet, I ate my avatar

          I’m getting the feeling a small amount of being let down by the move home is creeping in on you too ?

        2. Rob_G

          Or just move all of the methadone clinic/Salvation Army out of the centre to some industrial estate, far away from schools, tourists, and shoppers.

  2. Holden MaGroin

    If this was in Middle Earth it would have been used to fuel the creation of Sauron’s army of Orcs.

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