Street Seats is an international design challenge which culminates in an outdoor design exhibition and walking tour around the World Trade Center Portland plaza in downtown Portland, Oregon. Entrants designed sustainable outdoor sidewalk furniture with a focus on reuse, using environmentally-friendly materials and innovative construction methods.
Street Seats provides an opportunity to improve the visibility and livability of an urban area while being socially and environmentally conscious. Individuals and groups from around the world designed an iconic bench, or ‘street seat,’ for the World Trade Center Portland plaza.
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