Thrive NYC ad-bloc
ad-bloc, a plastic building block, returns for Boogie on the Boulevard with NYC DOH MH and ThriveNYC!
New York, NY
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygeine
Tobias Armborst, Daniel D’Oca, Georgeen Theodore, Katherine Isidro, Eka Pramuditha
Ad-bloc—a plastic building block that is durable, easy to install, easy to maintain, and linkable. ad-blocs are made of rotomolded plastic and can be filled with water to make them heavy and stable. ad-blocs can be arranged in a variety of configurations: they can be placed side by side, perpendicularly, or be stacked, in order to create a wide range of seating areas. A stool, which doubles as a planter, works as an interlocking peg to hold the blocs together. Cylindrical voids in the blocks can be used to place standard-sized planters.
In 2016, ad-bloc arrived in New York City. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) commissioned their own ad-bloc set which was deployed at summer health and wellness events in The Bronx and Manhattan.