Escale Numérique - Free, Green-Roofed WiFi Station in Paris

Created by Mathieu Lehanneur  in collaboration with outdoor advertising company JCDecaux, that  won the call for intelligent furniture projects by the Mairie de Paris Escale Numérique. Allowing everyone to benefit like a real public service, from a high-speed WiFi connection by raising it from beneath the ground.

For his first urban development project, Mathieu Lehanneur developed a protective shelter with a plant covered roof, like ‘A garden placed on a few tree trunks’. The living roof was designed to be attractive both from the ground as well as from a balcony above.

The digital service station features swivel chairs made from concrete and small tables connected to the seat are perfect for a laptop, tablet, smart phone or even just a book. Vertical tree trunks like logs, are used to support the shade structure, which is topped off with a green roof. 

A large touch screen is attached to the station that provides information about the city and news for tourists and visitors who do not have a device with which to get online. Escale Numérique is certainly the prettiest WiFi stop ever seen and is at the intersection of great design and technology.


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