july 20, 2021 - Alegre Design

Alegre Design’s Fences will lead Olympic athletes at the Olympic Games

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Designed for Japanese industrial group Katzden Architect, the fences will be installed along the circuit

This #design stays true to the spirit of traditional Japanese fences, which have been adapted to new production methods and applications

Valéncia, Julio 20th. – Fences is the name of the barriers that will lead triathletes in the Tokio Olympic Games this month. Fences has been designed by #alegredesign for Japanese company #katzdenarchitec, as a result of a decade of #collaboration between both firms.

Fences have al already been used in preliminary trials, such as the Yokohama #triathlon in 2019. They stay true to the spirit of traditional Japanese fences, but they have been redesigned and adapted to new production methods and new applications, such as the placement of advertising on the front area.

“Besides balancing tradition and innovation, Fences’ #design prioritizes people’s well-being, both athletes and possible public, on both sides of the fence. With this in mind, the #design has removed the front bases from this type of fence in order to prevent inconvenience, therefore favoring a more fluid and effective design”, explains #marceloalegre, Alegre Design’s CEO.

These iron fences are foldable and are easily transported in addition to being quick to assemble. Their general #design maximizes efficiency, both in manufacturing and implementation.

The first men's #triathlon event will take place on Monday, 26th at Odaiba Marine Park, a large artificial island in #Tokyo Bay. The women's #triathlon will take place at the same venue the following day, on Tuesday, 27th. The event includes a 1,500-metre swim, a 40-kilometre bike ride and a 10-kilometre run.  

Alegre #design has been designing for the Japanese market for more than a decade, in #collaboration with #katzdenarchitec. The animal-inspired D-NA bike racks are the latest addition to a range of products that includes the Cesta and Llatina bike racks installed throughout Tokyo's urban areas. Japan's urban spaces also feature Pablo, a collection of ‘car stoppers’, a set of bars anchored to the ground that mark the end of each parking space. 

Katzden is a company with over a century of experience, specializing in metal processing that has turned to #alegredesign to modernize its product portfolio and processes thanks to an innovative industrial and commercial vision.