Today’s cities are constantly transforming to adapt to the moment’s needs. For this reason, the built environment must have a flexible and dynamic character that makes it resilient and reversible.
Reversibility allows the transformation of a space to offer a new use, adapting it to the citizens’ needs, sporadic events, or temporary activities and returning to normality without leaving a trace and without the need to restore it.
What is the process of installing durable and reversible solutions?
These are the steps to follow to complete this type of semi-permanent project successfully:
- Visit the location where a problem exists and propose and preview the solution using ZICLA’s Augmented Reality (AR).
- Contact ZICLA’s technical-commercial team, who will develop a technical and economic proposal.
- Install the agreed solution with the advice of our technical team.
- Once the problem is solved, uninstalling the solution is straightforward, and the parts that compose it can be easily reused in another location or stored for a future project.
ZICLA’s commitment to resilience and reversibility.
At ZICLA, we are committed to resilient cities in constant evolution, so we design solutions to adapt to these needs. The Zipper® and Vectorial® systems and the Zebra Family® are easy to install, uninstall, transport, store, set up and reconfigure.
A clear example is our recent installations of the Vectorial® system in Barcelona, coinciding with the Mobile World Congress, and the city of Lens (France), coinciding with construction works.
Vectorial® system platform installation in the Mobile World Congress framework in Barcelona.
The Barcelona City Council and Fira Barcelona needed to quickly improve the accessibility and security of one of the bus stops near the congress venue. They installed a Vectorial® system platform with an access bridge and an integrated bike lane on the Paseo de la Zona Franca. Remarkably, this project was carried out in no more than a month from when the problem was detected until the Vectorial® system platform was installed.
Vectorial® system platform installation to guarantee accessibility in a train station (SNCF) under construction in Lens (France).
In 2021, the works in the vicinity of the Lens SNCF station caused the closure of several terminals of the TADAO bus line for two years. Since these stops were essential to provide service to the train station, it was necessary to guarantee accessibility.
The SNCF station receives many travelers daily; therefore, building a large bus stop that could serve several bus lines was necessary. This scenario required a durable solution that would guarantee accessibility, and that could be easily removed when the planned works finish in two years. The result was the installation of a Vectorial® system platform.