Designing a public space means contemplating the aspects of everyday life in the city. Creating places for gatherings, conflicts, demonstrations, relaxation, and enjoyment. These spaces can be used in many different ways, depending on who interacts with them, and one of the main roles of those who design them is to expand these possibilities and sensations. Including plants, benches, sports facilities, spaces for culture, arts, and performances, conservation areas, or any other element that stands out, is essential to improve the quality of life of the citizens who enjoy these squares and parks.
We have selected twenty projects of different scales, ranging from large squares to small interventions, demonstrating that a good design is fundamental to achieving vibrant and dynamic spaces regardless of the size.
Henning G. Kruses Plads / BIG
Little Island Park / Heatherwick Studio
Sports Complex in Sant Francesc Xavier / MCEA (Manuel Costoya Estudio de Arquitectura)
Tenri Station Plaza CoFuFun / nendo
White Upland Installation / Wutopia Lab
Confluence Park / Lake|Flato Architects + Matsys Design
Veranda in Shanghai / ppas + tf Architecture Office
Urban Redevelopment of Marechal Deodoro Square / Sotero Arquitetos
School La Pau Square / Leku Studio
Bus Terminal and Urban Renovation in São Luís / Natureza Urbana
Urban Redevelopment of Church Square / Paulo Vieitas + Alexandre Picanço (in Portuguese)
ṣiré (Xirê) Temporary Installation / Greco Design
Rodda Lane Intervention / Sibling Architecture
Last Chance for a Slow Dance Covered Public Space / Behark
Songzhuang Micro Community Park / Crossboundaries
Playground Landscapes at Santa María Mazzarello Square / HDH arquitectos
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