As a particular one is in the news. That particular car park for the gym , has spaces on the building’s roof but there is no access for cars. In the Independent today, the journalist has had a tour of the space. Glanced at this over breakfast and I do not have the details, but surprised the gym has not made use of the space for some sort of exercise.
So my suggestion is to use the space for a differnt type of exercise .. Allow people to park there .. A performance park, a meeting park . Being open air , above ground on higher ground would offer a new perspective as a park for discussion. Above the hum of street noise and perhaps cut off from the rhythm of the machines and people straining muscles on the floors below , perhaps solutions to that town’s parking problems will be uncovered.
Practicalities? Would it be free parking? Would you have to flash a gym membership card to access the area? Should there need to be protection from the weather added ? And the inpracticalities … Beyond the reason why they have this space .. Assuming the roof was originally constructed to hold the weight of the cars and then also have magicked up some money then I think a couple of cars maybe a van and a mini bus should lifted up by crane . These then would create small enclosed venues meeting spaces changing rooms and still feed from idea that this is a carpark ..
When I was researching parking places for my car art park project I realised quite how many places are managed by another company. This sub contracting , outsourcing made any spontaneous extraordinary use of space difficult to even begin to consider.
Realisation that ‘ownership’ does not actually always enable the ‘owner ‘ to make decisions about the use of it because they have outsourced that or at least distanced themselves from the immediate decision. Thank you again to those people /organisations who very kindly let me park my project on their ground. Maybe time to work on a new project?