Decorative bollards are used for a variety of architectural applications. They can be used to define urban boundaries when city planning. Our decorative bollards provide impact resistance for pedestrians, buildings or other vehicles and also serve as decorative elements within a landscape. There are many design and planning situations that call for a combination of these uses, and need to marry aesthetic appeal with function in an urban environment.
Landscape Bollards don’t have to be used for function alone. Decorative bollards can enhance both traditional projects, such as historical sites, or modern designs, such as green infrastructure streetscapes. In places such as hotels, restaurants, and revitalized neighborhoods, they can function as distinctive architectural elements that can make your outdoor space design individual to its visitors.
A common reason to utilize cast iron decorative bollards is for perimeter protection for an area that has a high volume of pedestrians, such as public parks, city attractions or athletic facilities. This is especially true as terrorist attacks by vehicle are sadly becoming more commonplace. In metropolitan settings, pedestrian areas are often situated in close proximity to heavy and congested traffic areas. Protecting these outdoor areas with bollards is highly important to maintaining pedestrian security as visitors enjoy their time spent in a finished landscape design project.
Cast iron architectural bollards can serve as a visual and physical barriers to motorists traversing an city environment. Bollards can alleviate driver confusion and direct them clearly on the roadway rather than leaving the opportunity for a vehicle to accidentally venture into pedestrian areas, such as sidewalks and parks. When decorative cast iron bollards are installed with an interior security pipe embedded into concrete, they are proficient to withstand moderate vehicle impact.
Architects and designers are frequently faced with the predicament of how to uphold the aesthetic appeal of metropolitan areas while also investing in infrastructure that may diminish the existing appearance of an outdoor area. Government buildings and culturally significant outdoor structures need to be protected more than ever in this age of rising security concern. Decorative cast iron bollards are complimentary and unassuming architectural additions that also provide structural protection to buildings and historical sites.