Situated beside the National University of Singapore’s University Town, Yale-NUS College is a liberal arts college completed in the year 2015. Jonite was contracted to create custom designs that served as beautiful wall-mounted benches using existing standard tree grate panels. The strength and versatility of the reinforced stone enabled the architect to express his creativity in bold and beautiful ways safely. Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and Forum Architects, the campus has been awarded the Green Mark Platinum Award from the Building and Construction Authority.
When deciding on what type of site furnishing and where to place them, landscape architects not only have to consider aesthetics and functionality. The impact the street furniture has on road safety, pedestrian mobility, and the city’s visual identity is also important. A growing movement in architecture is to provide green spaces as a counterbalance to modern city skylines. Architects have a fine line to tread between the balance of nature and modern architecture. Public areas such as parks are the perfect stages to accomplish this goal- and what better way to add a further touch of life through natural stone site furnishing? Jonite’s Banco street bench is a natural extension of our existing line of grates and panels. This new line of site furnishing offers a unified look throughout your design from drainage grates to street furniture. Jonite Banco street benches are created to be ergonomic and versatile. Come in fully knock-down or pre-assembled systems to accommodate standard or customized components while being sturdy and cost-effective. Their R&D team worked towards a vision of sleek and modern designs, breaking the mold of large and heavy stone street benches. Easily add creative and beautiful touches through the creation of unique designs featuring a corporate insignia or municipal logo on the panel-grate, giving an exclusive identity to the parks or commercial open spaces. If you would like to go beyond street benches, Jonite’s experienced R&D team can work with you to create custom street furniture and site furnishings for imaginative applications. Refreshing, exciting, and unified reinforced stone finishes in unexpected places will create a new depth in your designs. At least 30% of Jonite street furniture is made of recycled products: this is their way of contributing to a green and sustainable environment.