The renovation of the Red Square, was a part of a bigger renovation plan for Herlufsholm School, in wich to honor the modern demands of education and physical activities for the students. The Red Square is the center of the school, and is therefore a...
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Grønnegade Square in Odense, Denmark. Designer by MASU Planning
Grønnegade has been redesigned to become a square worthy of its place in front of the art museum and culture institution of Brandts in the centre of Odense. A new diverse city space for activity and recreation. Its diversity is seemingly hidden in the simple spacial design, but is...
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Buro Lubbers Mathildeplein Eindhoven
Green square offers peace and quiet in hectic city centre To escape the frenetic activity of downtown Eindhoven, one can now relax in the green oasis at Mathilde Square. After shopping or a long day at the office, here one can quietly enjoy a drink on...
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San Martín de la Mar designed by Zigzag Arquitectura in Santander, Spain © Roland Halbe
The strategy proposed is one of an urban seam to be achieved by means of a series of terraced platforms and slopes forming stands, whose geometry solves the difference in levels of the site and the link between its limits: Reina Victoria Avenue in the north, Union Street in...
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Star Cluster designed by Petro Sottomayor in Lisbon, Portugal © FG + SG
The Lisbon City Hall decided to spend less in the city Christmas lights this year but make the same this a unique moment.Together with MUDE – Museum of Design and Fashion - invited 25 artists, architects and designers to create light sculptures to mark Christmas in Lisbon, and from...
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After / Bagà Square designed by Comas-Pont Arquitectes in Bagà, Spain
Square and parking design tries to adapt to the site topography and to enhance visuals in a privileged natural environment of agricultural terraces. With this new public space, pedestrian circuits are redefined and the same time, the square creates a new relax space with a lot of play activities...
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Public Square in the Historical Center of Ripoll designed by Comas-Pont Arquitectes in Ripoll, Girona, Spain
In the last years, the historical center of Ripoll has been adapted to pedestrians in different interventions, they are so different from each other and have been designed with different ideas and materials. Comas-Pont Arquitectes proposed to extend pedestrian's zone to the most representative squares of...
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Public Space designed by 3XA in Gora Pulawska, Poland © s.zajaczkowski
Local authorities decided to transform an undeveloped piece of land in the center of Gora Pulawska into recreational space and meeting point for the village residents. 3XA's intention was to create a new square, which would be unique to its users. It should serve them well and meet their...
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Plaza de Domingo Gascón / Teruel-zilla designed by Mi5 Arquitectos + PKMN [pacman] in Teruel, Aragon, Spain © Miguel de Guzmán
Teruel's underground, as thematic parks as Dinópolis want to spread, is full of discoveries that remind us the lost existence of a powerful life in the origins of the province. It's surprising that we have to return to its deepness to try to reactivate it. The...
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Piazzetta Don Bruno Falloni designed by Studio Bradaschia in Monteiasi, Taranto, Italy
Between tradition and innovation. The Puglia region is a wondrous place: bathed in sun, sharp, all in blueness. The Mediterranean sun strongly influences and defines locations. The nature is characterized by white calcareous rocks which intensify the colors of the sky and sea on the horizon. ...
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  Kulturpark designed by zerozero architects in Košice, Slovakia © Tekel
Kulturpark was the subject of an open international competition held in 2009, in preparation for the European Capital of Culture. The two phase competition was won by national firm zerozero architects. Previous State Objective description of starting-point situation prior to the intervention. History...
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St Johannesplan and The Konsthall Square designed by White in Malmo, Sweden © Hanns Joosten
In keen international competition, White won the commission to design a new urban space in Malmö. With St Johannesplan and the Konsthall Square, the winning vision of an open stage has become reality. The Triangeln area in central Malmö used to be a quiet place, set...
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Fata Morgana designed by Teresita Fernandez / Temporary art installation at Madison Square Park in Manhattan, New York
Fata Morgana is a recently revealed temporary art installation designed by acclaimed New York based artist Teresita Fernández. The sculpture was inspired by a natural mirage, with the same name, that occurs in nature along the horizon line on high heat. The 500 foot long...
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Redevelopment of Place d’Armes by Groupe IBI-CHBA in Montreal, Canada © Bernard Bertaut
A story set in stone: Redevelopment of Place d'Armes conducted by Groupe IBI-CHBA and Temporary Large Parks and Greening Site Direction, Ville de Montréal. As an important witness of Ville-Marie's history, from its early beginnings to one of Canada's economic centers, Place d'Armes proudly reflects Montreal's...
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Place de la Republique designed by Martha Schwartz Partners in Paris, France / Photography © Clement Guillaume
Once a vibrant and active urban plaza, the Place de la République plaza has recently been crushed by the demands of modern mobility. Each day the site hosts over 114 000 subway commuters and a complicated array of tourist buses, parked taxis, cyclists, car traffic, municipal bus routes, which...
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Colored Zocalo / Painted Scape designed by 100 Architects in Mexico City
Painted Scape The Painted Scape is an architecture catalyser designed by 100 Architects, which involves the use of paint and coating to cover a significant area of a specific location. It can be partial or overall, impacting street activities through strong space transformation. Normally, it does...
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C-mine Square designed by HOSPER in Genk, Belgium - photographer Pieter Kers
Space for the Spectacular! The C-mine square is situated on the grounds of a former coaling mine and is the central open area of the new cultural heart of Genk. The former mine buildings around the square have been renovated and were transformed into buildings with...
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Bird's Eye View / Grand Canal Square designed by Martha Schwartz Partners in Dublin, Ireland © MSP
Ideas for any project at Martha Schwartz Partners begin with a look into the history of the area. Free form ideas are generated around the table and then narrowed down to 4 or 5 concepts. Inspiration for Grand Canal Square came from the existing landscape and the theater by...
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Ricard Viñes Square designed by Enric Miralles - Benedetta Tagliabue (EMBT) in Lleida, Spain © Elena Valles
The large green open spaces that surround the Seu Vella Cathedral and dominate the whole city are the most beautiful public areas in Lleida, and are what we chose as our reference point. The designs for the new Ricard Viñes Square must possess some of this beauty. The focus...
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Fish Market Square / Fisketorget Plaza designed by Thorbjörn Andersson & Sweco Architects in Karlskorna, Sweden
Karlskrona is an old town, located in southern Sweden and founded by King Carolus XI in the 17th century. It sits on islands and is surrounded by a rich archipelago. This was also once the reason to place this naval city here. Karlskrona literally means 'Crown of Carolus' and...
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Machelen Public Space designed by Maxwan architects + urbanists in Belgium
De Spoelberchplein is the first realization scheme in Maxwan architects +urbanists' master plan of Machelen-Diegem. The square locates in the housing area, where it should function as an amenity core of the neighborhood as well as a casual roundabout. For a pleasant atmosphere, this neighborhood square...
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Sowwah Square designed by Martha Schwartz Partners in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (c) Duncan Chard
Sowwah Square designed by Martha Schwartz Partners is a significant urban space located on the Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi and provides a green retreat at the center of the new commercial hub. The inspiration for the square was derived from the nature and culture inherent...
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Hyllie Plaza designed by Landscape Architect Thorbjörn Andersson and Sweco Architects in Malmo, Sweden
No tree is more characteristic of Scania, Sweden's southernmost province, than the beech — and no other species bears such a strong association with its home region. The horizontal branch structure that supports its canopy, paired with the equally horizontal orientation of its leaves, produces a quality that is...
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Reconstruction of the Square in Frýdlant designed by Vladimir Balda and Atak Architekti in Czech Republic
The main idea behind the design of the reconstructed square in Frýdlant was to create an open, unobstructed public space – a square that allows residents and visitors to enjoy all types of activities. The use of three types of paving tiles, two types of stone...
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Venice Park designed by Héctor Fernández Elorza and Manuel Fernández Ramírez in Zaragoza, Spain
The green space within sector 88/1, known as Venice Park (Parque Venecia) designed by Héctor Fernández Elorza and Manuel Fernández Ramírez, is located at its north-western limits, running parallel to the Ronda Hispanidad Avenue between the Calle Zafiro Roundabout and the historic channel of the Imperial Canal of Aragón....
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LUX City Square designed by AllesWirdGut in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
The closed-down steelworks Belval Ouest in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg are to be converted into a new city extension. The 'steel court', a former working yard with train-viaducts crossing it for delivering ore and coke is going to be one of its main public squares. The elongated square...
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Angela Nikoletti Square designed by Roland Baldi Architects in Bolzano, Italy © Oskar Da Riz
Angela Nikoletti is a new public square designed by Roland Baldi Architekt. The square gives access to the different structures of the district center and the adjacent urban park. It also acts as a meeting ground for the residents and offers people a space for outdoor events. ...
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Quantomais 'installation' designed by A4A Rivolta Savioni Architetti in Milan, Italy
quantomais was a temporary urban installation designed by A4A Rivolta Savioni Architetti meant to experiment the ability to change an urban setting fast and beneficial. The project was designed and produced at the invitation of Expo Gate's artistic curator Caroline Corbetta and it was on display for the entire...
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Memorial to the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and War of Independence designed by I-Ypszilon in Budapest, Hungary
In 2005 approaching the 50th anniversary of the Revolution and suppressed War of Independence in which Hungarian rebels tried to push Soviet troops out of the country, the Hungarian government launched an international open competition for a new monument to honor the country's victory for freedom. An international jury...
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King Abulaziz Historical Center by MK2 International Landscape Architects in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
MK2 International Landscape Architects were comissioned to design a series of green spaces in Al-Murabba that would coincide with the 100 years anniversary of Saudi Arabia. In 1999 the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia celebrated the centenary of its founding by King Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al Saud....
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