As the era of fossil-fuelled transport draws to a close, what happens to our vehicles at the end of their useful lives and to the spaces they occupy in our cities? Fatkin has taken a decommissioned diesel black cab and peeled it open to reveal a public place for sitting, relaxing and playing. Hardy drought-tolerant, pollution-absorbing planting provides a habitat for pollinating insects and adds colour to the street.
This parklet is one of three temporary parklets across the City and the result of a design competition organised by the London Festival of Architecture and the City of London Corporation. Each parklet showcases one of London’s brilliant emerging architects and designers, while transforming kerbside areas into a place to rest, relax and admire the City – a public space fit for a festival.