parametric bench

Rogers Square is now home to one of Halifax’s most interesting new public art pieces, The Curve. The Curve is a parametric style bench which incorporates 80 layers of curved wooden pieces to create the illusion of motion in form. This bright blue bench is meant to mimic the ripples in the ocean to symbolise Halifax’s connection to the harbour. The bench is ergonomically designed to encourage residents and visitors to comfortably relax while soaking in Halifax’s downtown. 

The Curve emerged through a partnership between PBJ Design, Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC) and artist, Duncan Armour. Through DHBC’s Gritty To Pretty grant program, Downtown Halifax is beautified through murals, and art projects. The Curve fits their beautification goals by creating an artistic sculpture that doubles as seating, and encourages people to linger in Downtown Halifax.

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