Users of the old Plaza Sainz, west of the city of Durazno, highlighted the features of “comfort and safety” offered by the new street furniture placed this week in place.
This is reinforced concrete benches, transport and installation easy, accessible to people with mobility and low environmental impact difficulties. They are part of Mento project, an initiative of the Uruguayan Sofia Orellano recently selected by the Inter-American Development Bank at the “Develop Solutions: To Improve Lives in Cities”. So far only they had been placed in 61 Highschool Montevideo (Cerro). As they related to El País, men and women of the neighborhood nearby Sainz Square, expressed that benches have “a style that allows you to enjoy a comfortable rest, better than traditional outdoor benches”. Mariela Fumero, in charge of the place he said: “Now I’ll quickly come to take a bitter, sweet or good (mate).” The idea was also recognized by the Competitive Fund of the Ministry of Education and Culture. The space opened in Durazno (Uruguay) has 10 banks that integrate with the existing furniture in the public space. The installation of the parts of this project was inaugurated with the presence of departmental mayor, Carmelo vidalin, Works director Raul Montero and neighbors, plus the creator of Mento.