Park completes coffee corners project, recognising its international community
The Science Park has a community of roughly 3,000 people, with 68 nationalities and foreigners making up 18% of the whole community of users of the Park ecosystem. Of this 18%, 10% is from the European Union and the remaining 8% from the rest of the world, with a wide representation of continents and cultures. The PCB wanted to recognise this wealth and diversity with a small tribute to the largest groups of foreign nationalities among the workers.
To do so, and to provide additional common areas, several artistic interventions were carried out in spaces in the Cluster II building, known as the coffee corners, in 2021. The Park has turned these spaces in the corridors of the building into meeting points for its community.
Six coffee corners have been decorated with different artistic interventions. The spaces pay tribute to the home countries of the Park’s largest foreign communities: India, France, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom and Portugal. The spaces have a large vinyl map of a city from the country, designed by Canadian artist Jazzberry Blue, and an illustration of a typical café in each country by local artists Giulia Neri (Italy), Eric Puybaret (France), Ayeshe Sadr & Ishaan Dasgput (India), Miranda Sonofriu (United Kingdom) and Marusha Belle (Portugal).
Now the coffee corners are part of the daily routine of many Park users, who say they are a place to meet up, take a break or read, and for some, even, to feel a bit closer to home.