Copyright LEO LESCOP - ENSAD / Art & Build Architect
Art&Build was asked by a re-employment association to design a tricycle to be operated as a street food point of sale.
The practices' response to the brief was not only to require that food sold required little or no packaging, but also that the vehicle itself should be made of recyclable materials.
In response to the requirement for lightness, the design refers to the comforting image of an open basket, an ancient street vending tradition.
The operator is placed at the centre of the stand, giving him or her a sense of security 'behind the counter', as well as warm feet in the winter months.
The Triporteur was tested as a prototype at the 2010 Paris Plage festival and was a resounding success.