The Placemakers group is the official supplier of the furniture of the recently inaugurated Doha metro (Qatar)
It is an important work for the Italian group, which has had to deal with the project for 36 stations opening between 2019 and 2020, and complete the project in less than a year. The Placemakers, the world’s largest outdoor fitness and street furniture manufacturer group, includes Metalco, CityDesign, Bellitalia, MyEquilibria and Eitherland.
Founded in 2018 in Veneto, the group shares the extensive expertise of its companies, cutting-edge production technologies and years of research.
Working with several contractors, coordinated by Mr Mohammed Timberly, architect in charge for the whole project, the group has provided the modular seating systems and waste bins in galvanized and painted steel.
Both elements were designed for this project and are now part of the collections of Bellitalia and City Design, two of the companies in the group. For the Volta seat and showcase combinations designed by C+S Architects and made of white reconstituted Carrara marble, different compositions were used.
The bench, with edges and curves finished with manual sanding, is inspired by the vaulted architecture of the stations.
This element, which offers greater stability despite reducing the load on the ground, is painted in the color of the corresponding metro line: red, green or gold. The same color is also used for the EPICO baskets by City Design, made of stainless steel, which complete the project.
[Text Annamaria Maffina]