The aim is to reassure
The recent terrorist attacks around the world using fast moving vehicles against crowded public spaces have led to a re-evaluation of security in many public locations and cultural districts. Simple temporary concrete blocks does not provide feelings of safety and security and indeed can have the opposite effect – and be viewed as an « architecture of paranoia ».
In recent years, the frequency, complexity, and death-toll of terror attacks using vehicles to target public spaces have increased the need for the use of specialized street furniture — not just security bollards — that can help reduce the risk of these atrocities in ways that balance the effectiveness of intervention measures with their acceptability by users of those spaces. In England or the United States, solutions have been found, but aesthetic effort have still to be made.
Atech study to negotiate between aesthetics and public safety, creating MVB planters that secure a city without changing its character.
This product can receive flowering layout in order to hide the protective process.
Images courtesy of Jon Coaffee ; Michael Grimm