Industrial prefab

Bike Pavilion, Mainz

The city of Mainz has in recent years developed a trend towards being a more bike friendly city. In terms of private bike parking however there continues to be a shortage of suitable parking spaces.


Against this backdrop, SYRA_SCHOYERER ARCHITEKTEN developed a prototype for a bicycle pavilion for the City. True to the office philosophy of rewriting the everyday, the design for the bicycle pavilion was based exclusively on industrially prefabricated mass-produced products. Only one small allowance to special construction was made; the flat steel facade bars have a 90 degree twist, creating a slightly more open façade than a series of flat bars would offer.

bike-pavilion-parking-mainzWith the help of a simple design and standardized elements, a sturdy pavilion has been conceived with concise yet restrained architecture that protects a carousel for up to twelve bicycles from inclement weather, vandalism and theft.

The entire galvanized steel pavilion was completely assembled in the factory and transported as a finished structure to site. The new prototype has provided a new vision for the city that will act as a spur for its use as well as inspiration for similar structures.

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Posted on April 6, 2018 by Galvanizers Association

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