How To Activate and Modernize Public Outdoor Space with Upfit

Emphasizing modularity and customizability, Upfit outdoor structures from Landscape Forms provide new ways to make existing and underutilized public outdoor space more relevant, useful and enjoyable for the whole community.

As the lines between work and home life become increasingly blurred, and as social, professional and educational interactions become increasingly virtual, it’s becoming harder for people to integrate the outdoors into their daily routines. People crave inspiring outdoor experiences, however, and adapting spaces to the changing needs and new modes of living can have a meaningful impact on their health and well-being.

Upfit begins as a simple system of posts and beams, and from there, the possibilities are virtually endless. A toolkit of roofing, panel, furnishing, accessory, and planting options tailor the solution to provide unique purpose.

Here are a few ideas on how to use Upfit to transform and revitalize public outdoor space:

Offer outdoor meet-up hubs.

Whether kicking off a cycling group ride, embarking on a nature or neighborhood walk, or meeting for an afternoon of shopping, inviting outdoor meet-up spaces are the entry points for life outside. Upfit can welcome groups of all sizes with customizable options for integrated bench seating, standing and dining height tables, convenient storage for personal items, and vertical bike racks for a secure and space-efficient place for your ride.

Welcome outdoor work.

As remote work and study are firmly taking hold, employees and students are seizing the opportunity to take their day-to-day activities outside. Upfit’s integrated power garage modules offer charging for laptops, phones and tablets, making attending virtual meetings and completing digital coursework possible. Various seating options welcome focused individual productivity or lively group collaboration. Slatted roofs and louvered or lushly planted wall panels provide privacy but don’t isolate people from the surroundings they came to enjoy.

Create outdoor social & dining destinations.

In creating the outdoor social and dining spaces people seek out most, comfort and accessibility are paramount. In Upfit structures, power for overhead fans and heating units along with weather-sensing automated roof louvers allow interiors to remain comfortable year-round. LED lighting welcomes evening events and makes Upfit an inviting gathering place for the after-work crowd. Because of the footprint’s modularity, Upfit can safely and easily accommodate those needing mobility assistance and enables outdoor spaces to become truly multi-generational destinations.

And this is just the beginning. Upfit is intended to inspire and empower designers’ creativity, and because it’s both modular and scalable, Upfit can be adapted or expanded as the needs of communities continue to grow and evolve.

Published on May 25, 2023

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