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Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in Squares, Urban

Designing a Barcode Patterned Square: Täby Torg Square by Polyform Architects

Designing a Barcode Patterned Square: Täby Torg Square by Polyform Architects

Article by Gwgw Kalligiannaki Täby Torg Square by Polyform Architects in Täby, Sweden. In the 1960s, the City of Täby joined the Swedish “Million Programme” to help solve the housing problems in the city. The project’s goal was to build one million apartments in a short period of time and to provide a roof for all. Although the speedy rebuild was very successful, the town’s appearance was monotonous and...

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Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in 2007, England, Gustafson Porter, Landscape architecture Posts, Nottingham, Squares

How an Old Market Square Became the New ”It” Spot

How an Old Market Square Became the New ”It” Spot

Article by Mayra Alejandra Rivero Bueno – Old Market Square, by Gustafson Porter, in Nottingham, England. In 2004, the Development Department of Nottingham, England, organized an international competition for the re-design of the Old Market Square. The winners were Gustafson Porter and Bowman, and the design was so clever that the Old Market Square of Nottingham became the nerve center of the city’s social and cultural life. The square...

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Posted by on Aug 3, 2016 in 2012, Kungsbacka, Landscape architecture Posts, Squares, Sweden, Urban, Urban Regeneration, White Architects

How the Redesign of Kungsbacka Square Respects the History of a Site

How the Redesign of Kungsbacka Square Respects the History of a Site

Article by Miriam Judith González Bolívar Kungsbacka Square , by White Architects, in Kungsbacka, Sweden Some places embed strong roots in the memories of their inhabitants. Unfortunately, over time, these important places may be replaced and forgotten. The memory remains dormant, waiting to resurface to help new generations understand the meaning those places once held for their community. Awakening this history and restoring it to the social and visual environment...

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Posted by on Feb 21, 2016 in 2014, JMD Design, Landscape architecture Posts, Parramatta, Squares

How to Give a Space a Multitude of Functions

How to Give a Space a Multitude of Functions

Article by Alexandra Wilmet Centenary Square, by the team of JMD Design, in Parramatta, Australia. To revive the central area of a city is a major project which often requires much research and reflection as to the future use of such a space. For Parramatta, Australia, the design office of JMD Design took on the challenge by offering a complete reversal of the civic center of the city. Let’s...

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Posted by on Feb 19, 2016 in 2012, Barcelona, Comas-Pont Arquitectes, Landscape architecture Posts, Spain, Squares

How to Build a Shared Space for Pedestrians and Vehicles

How to Build a Shared Space for Pedestrians and Vehicles

Article by Joanna Łaska Baga Square, by Comas-Pont Arquitectes, Barcelona, Spain. To the unwitting eye, the square at Barcelona’s Baga looks just like any other city square. But there is much more to it than we might expect: Baga Square’s seamless features have something lying underneath them. Literally. The retrofit project’s main aim was to combine a strongly demanded parking space with an unusual recreational space. Would you ever...

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Posted by on Nov 26, 2015 in Belgium, Brussels, Landscape architecture Posts, OMGEVING landscape architecture urbanism, Squares

How the Award-Winning Kardinaal Mercier Square Has Transformed the Image of a City

How the Award-Winning Kardinaal Mercier Square Has Transformed the Image of a City

Kardinaal Mercier Square, by OMGEVING landscape architecture urbanism, Jette, Brussels, Belgium. It is necessary to consider function and aesthetics equally when looking at a well-designed project in landscape architecture. Take the city square: The square has always been the apple of its city’s eye. So many activities happen around a square — people hanging out, enjoying, relaxing; a square portrays the vibe of the city. Designing a square involves...

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