Pausa is the new approach to urban design: it creates public spaces, spontaneous lounges for people to stop and take a short break as they go about their day-to-day tasks. Pausa generates added value from an anonymous presence in our streets: bollards, the barriers that separate vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The project transforms them into unconventional seats, comfortable and colourful, useful and easy to assemble. Pausa combines a pop aesthetic with a guerrilla approach as these objects grow and spread across the city, generating engagement and allowing for easily visible branding too.

Iuliia Kharina (Russia), Umar Jamaal Green (Singapore/UK), Chi-Wen Kao (Taiwan)