PARK(ing) Day is an annual global event where citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary parks. The project originated in 2005 when Rebar converted a single metered space into a temporary public park. The focus of PARK(ing) day is to bring attention to the need for more urban space and to raise questions about how public space is created.
For a brand-new public space in Dordrecht (the Netherlands) Ecosistema Urbano has designed Energy Carousel, a playful and smart structure with educational and environmental purposes. Grabbing and turning on the revolving rope swings, the hanging rope seats or the short ropes, children produce kinetic energy that is stored and used to light up the structure during the nighttime.