The city of São Paulo has come up with a manual (in Portuguese) which includes guidelines for designing and installing parklets. These guidelines include the optimal size of parklets and height measurements for the walls surrounding it, and are the base for legal approval of parklets in the city. Estudio HAA! has been creatively working within those guidelines to design practical and attractive parklets in São Paulo.
With the use of materials such as weather resistant wood, steel with electrostatic painting as well as elements like furniture with multiple functions, flower pots and benches, their designs have been implemented in several locations all over the city. As opposed to conventional parklets, these parklets take design and functionality to the next level as they are more thought through, more permanent, and less DIY. The use of designer parklets in São Paulo is also more commercial as most of the twelve Estudio HAA! projects face restaurants and cafes and can be used by their visitors.
These parklets are a great use of parking space as they promote interaction and increased physical activity (as opposed to driving your car and parking it on the street) and beautify the area. Through careful planning the designs of Estudio HAA! add an extra aesthetic value to those spaces making them cool hangout spots.