‘StreetDeck’ Parklets & Street Seating
Build stand-alone, self-contained elevated decks, Parklets or street seating platforms over any hard surface - perfectly level, solid and stable, irrespective of the slope.
Archatrak ‘StreetDeck’ is a complete ready-to-assemble ‘Parklet’ and modular deck kit for creating contained street seating and outdoor dining – typically situated in place of one or two parking spot. It was specifically designed for quick and easy assembly and disassembly in any location – pavements, roadway parking spaces, outside retail establishments, trade events etc., without needing any extra components or skilled labor. Each full deck kit includes all components needed to construct a small stand-alone platform, avoiding expensive design, fabrication and installation costs.
In the current Covid-19 situation, modular decks like ‘StreetDeck’ can provide restaurants that are restricted to a limited number of patrons dining indoors, the opportunity for additional seating space outdoors, on the pavement or on closed off streets like in New York, where patrons may feel more comfortable and safe. The porcelain paver surface not looks elegant, but is exceptionally easy to keep clean. Of course, any street or pavement seating must be approved by all relevant authorities, and if such seating is configured as a street ‘Parklet’ to take the space of one or more parking spots, the process of approval could be quite lengthy.
But ‘StreetDeck’ modular decks are not just useful for ready-made ‘Parklets’ or sidewalk cafes. They are ideal for temporary or permanent display stages, event seating platforms, special event flooring, pop-up cafes, music stages – in fact anywhere a perfectly level, stable and self-contained elevated floor is required, temporary or permanent.
The complete deck kit comprises bolt together, powder-coated, galvanized steel perimeter modules, porcelain pavers or wood tiles for the deck surface, adjustable height pedestals to support the perimeter and pavers, plus all necessary brackets and hardware to assemble the modular deck. But many options are possible. Bring your own planters or fence panels or just use the base to make a raised, self-contained platform or deck. And the modular design permits the deck to be easily extended at will, in increments of 24″, in both length and width.
For street Parklets we have developed complete ready-to-go kits for both 1 car space (12′ x 6′) and 2 car spaces (32′ x 6′). These kits include all necessary components to assemble a complete and fully integrated Parklet – self-contained pedestal supported deck with pavers, access ramps, planters and railings. But due to the modular design, these kits can be extended indefinitely in length and width. You can download a catalog here. Alternatively we can supply just the self-contained deck structure with pavers, pedestals and steel perimeter, for creating a level deck surface that fits flush with the pavement surface. All other components such as planters, railings and seating can then be added according to specific needs.
Options & Customization
We totally understand the need for street Parklets to have unique features and appeal. But we also know that designing, building and assembling a custom-made Parklet with perimeter containment is very expensive. And that’s one of the key benefits of the Archatrak ‘StreetDeck’ system. Although we offer two basic designs (12′ x 6′ and 32′ x 6′) which include fully integrated steel planters and railings, for the deck surface, you can choose from over 50 colors of porcelain pavers with styles resembling wood, stone, cement or rustic. But that’s not all. You can use 3rd party components such as planters, bench seating, railings etc. for further customization. Or for a natural wood look, we also supply structural wood deck tiles.
Although ‘StreetDeck’ has been designed to conform with most specifications established by many cities for creating parklets, each city has its own set of rules and regulations, so if considering ‘StreetDeck’ as the base component for any city parklet, you must always check that ‘StreetDeck’ will indeed meet all local codes and regulations.
The renderings below show the basic form of the 32′ and 12′ long ‘StreetDeck’ kits, complete with planters and fence panels, designed specifically for installation in place of either one or two 20′ roadside car spaces while accommodating the required 4′ safety buffer on either side.
‘StreetDeck’ can however be extended without limit in both length and width, in 2′ x 2’modules.