This week we officially raised the curtain on Oonee, a patent-pending pod that provides both secure bicycle parking and public space amenities. Oonee is designed to combine a modern, industrial design ethic with unparalleled opportunities for customization through a smart, modular framework.
In creating Oonee, we sought to craft an experience for everyone; cyclists, as well as those who’re just walking by or hanging out. Through a lengthy, iterative process, our project incorporated feedback from a variety of local stakeholder groups–including cyclists, residents, property owners, policy experts and business leaders.
Features: Premium, Iconic Profile
The most recognizable part of Oonee is the distinctive profile of the infrastructure. Conventional form factors, like bike cages and shipping containers, are designed for functionality, with little care for design or architectural value. This approach might work in parking lots and some office parks– but it’s ill suited for the high-visibility public space environments which are typically found in cities.
Features: Convenient, Modular Construction
Each public space is unique. That’s why we knew it was important for Oonee to adapt to a wide variety of site conditions and local environments. During our conversations with property managers we realized that circumstances can often shift; conventional infrastructure is rigid; often costly and cumbersome to adjust.
We made Oonee to be the opposite– dynamic, versatile, iterative and malleable. The modular structure of the Pod allows for a wide degree of shapes, sizes and features; each pod is unique.
Features: Optimization for Branding & Sponsorship
In addition to the modular features, Oonee supports a wide array of branding opportunities. The aluminum exterior can be covered in vinyl wrap, while the large-backlit displays can support artwork and other creative content.
Oonee is a canvass for creativity.
Features: Secure, Efficient and Spacious Interior
The access controlled interior is accessed by a keycard or bluetooth enabled mobile device. Inside, we’ve designed a space that’s both highly efficient, secure and user-friendly.
The roof can support solar panels, greenery, lighting and other placemaking or utility features. Like the other parts of the pod, the rook combines form and function.