pop-up cooling station
In 2023, Street Lab is rolling out our newest program for the streets, OASIS NYC, which is a pop-up, un-plugged, open-air, cooling station. New Yorkers are often forced to retreat to private, indoor, air-conditioned spaces during high heat, which can be isolating and also energy-intensive. OASIS offers an alternative: a communal, outdoor gathering space that relies on shade, water, and pants to cool people, right in the heart of neighborhoods. Physical prototypes of kit elements are in fabrication, and street tests with select community partners are underway.
Testing plant species and misting heads in Washington Heights, Aug 2, 2023
Testing river prototype
Testing OASIS elements in Washington Heights, Aug 9, 2023