We have designed a square and buildings that ensure people will be either in the square or overlooking it from inside the buildings at all times.
A mix of people of different ages, genders and backgrounds establishes a safe atmosphere.
We have organised the buildings to create niches along the edges of the square and ensure sheltered spots independently of season and wind direction.
Transparent façades erase the borders between buildings and square, and the design of the square edges supports the activities of the buildings.
We have furnished the square with multifunctional shapes that rise from the surface to create a fun and inspiring environment. The shapes appeal to the imagination and can generate many different activities depending on the user.
Skaters will see a perfect spot for skating and hanging out, young children can slide down the sides and use the shapes to direct their games, and adults can play along or sit down and do some people gazing.
Abstractly shaped furniture appeals to people of all ages and backgrounds and people use itactively for skating or as part of a game of tag.
It can also facilitate a sit-down in the middle of a group of playing children or a spot for reading the newspaper in the sun.