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BVN is transforming a Brisbane car park into a fully functional workspace as their contribution to Brisbane’s PARK(ing) Day on Friday 18 September.

Supported by Brisbane City Council, PARK(ing) Day is an event that began in 2005 in San Francisco when a single car parking space was converted into a temporary park by art and design studio Rebar.

BVN Principal Mr Brian Donovan explains that their idea of a street side work bay is based on the fact that people are increasingly able to work anywhere. BVN’s PARK(ing) Day contribution is a workspace where people can gather and still do some work. Their concept is also aligned with the increasing acceptance of shared and flexible workspaces by contemporary business.

Mr Donovan adds that the public domain of the street is also understood as an essential space to enable interactions of all kinds.

BVN will install a ‘setting’ that will extend public awareness of the capacity for public spaces to support both civic and business activity. To be located outside 12 Creek Street, the installation will replace the usual car parking space with an operational workplace featuring Wi-Fi connections, presentation screens and flow of coffee to welcome anyone who wants to experience street side working.

PARK(ing) Day has become an annual event worldwide with teams of creative people transforming on-street car parking spots into temporary public parks and other spaces for people to enjoy for the day. It is always held on the third Friday of September.