In the little village of Ry (Denmark), CEBRA has designed The Pulse Park, a playful environment divided into three different zones, whose features allow several activities and are conceived for users of all ages.
The call for entries for the eighth edition of the European Prize for Urban Public Space is open.The eligible projects are interventions aimed at creating, recovering or improving the democratic quality of the urban spaces in European cities between 2012 and 2014. Deadline for registration: 23 January 2014.
In 2011 in the suburbs of Linz (Austria), a huge roundabout became for 17 days DEJA - VU, an island for cultural celebration designed by Fattinger-Orso and a real intersection between visitors and inhabitants. 7000 red crates created a modular architecture adapting to the daily scheduled events.
For a brand-new public space in Dordrecht (the Netherlands) Ecosistema Urbano has designed Energy Carousel, a playful and smart structure with educational and environmental purposes. Grabbing and turning on the revolving rope swings, the hanging rope seats or the short ropes, children produce kinetic energy that is stored and used to light up the structure during the nighttime.
The area of Box Hill Gardens in the City of Whitehorse (Australia) has been totally renovated by ASPECT Studios, recycling elements of the former structures and creating a public space suitable for multiple sport and recreation activities.
Until September 28th the inhabitants of Cricklewood, a small area in north-west London (UK), may come across with a faux-brick traveling structure. It’s the Mobile Town by Spacemakers, providing benches where they usually miss, enlivening vacant lots and creating public spaces and communities.
A public event open to all the inhabitants and Story Tower, a tiny library with the shape of a wooden lamp, are the two creative outcomes designed by the summer school students and the tutors from Riga Technical University for the little village of Cesis (Latvia).
Welcome to Yes We Camp, the temporary and creative camping site set up in Marseille (France). Guests can choose among a great variety of unsual accomodations, from hammocks to colorful caravans, take part in the events and workshops or just hang out and have a good time.
Photos by: Eric Pringels, Nicolas Réméné and Damien Raveau _ All rights reserved.
Pier 42 will be a new public park along the East River Waterfront, between the Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges in New York City. In the meantime, the LES Waterfront Alliance and its partners the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the NYC Dept of Parks & Recreation have shaped a collaborative process involving both artists and local residents to draw a temporary community space. It’s Paths to Pier 42's project.
Hygge House by Plain Projects + Pike Projects + Urbanink stands clearly on the white snowy landscape of Winnipeg’s skating trail, offering a working wood stove, blankets, games, comic books and music to stop, get together and forget the cold.