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  • Improved Urban Landscape With 54 SGPD Certified Items From Benches to Fences

  • Urban Planning News SMG 2530
    The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) selected 54 public facilities, including benches and fences of safe and excellent quality, that improve the urban landscape as recipients of the 26th Seoul Good Public Design (SGPD) certification.

    SGPD has certified good public facilities, including benches, fences, streetlamps, bicycle racks and more, that have an aesthetic impression and secure safety for making a beautiful and safe city. A total of 1,336 products have been certified since 2009, and the products that are certified will be installed throughout Seoul for the next two years.

    Among 54 items that were certified this year, there were 13 fences for pedestrians, 8 benches and 5 bicycle racks, all ensuring safety and convenience.

    The certified products can use the certification mark for the next two years and be provided support from the SMG. Starting on June 28, the certification label will be distributed to each company.

    On the other hand, the SMG is operating the Seoul Design Clinic for companies whose products haven’t been selected for SGPD certification. Experts in public design offer one-to-one customized clinic, including the analysis of the reasons for failure and design consultation.

    Moreover, products of companies that participated in the public design company development project—a project in which the SMG supports design start-ups so that they can enhance the capacity for management and administrative work, such as project planning, design development and marketing—have been selected as certified SGPD products at the 26th round of certification.

    Images of the 26th SGPD certified products

    Images of the 26th SGPD certified products
    Environment-adaptive bench Minimalistic lined bench Utilitarian sidewalk fence
    Environment-adaptive bench Minimalistic lined bench Utilitarian sidewalk fence
    Simplistic sidewalk fence Modern design street lamppost Simplistic park lamppost
    Simplistic sidewalk fence Modern design street lamppost Simplistic park lamppost
    Polygonal flowerpot Aesthetically shaped utility box SGPD QR code
    Polygonal flowerpot Aesthetically shaped utility box SGPD QR code