Projecto para Espaços Públicos
Create a Place, Not a Design
If your goal is to create a place (which we think it should be), a design will not be enough. To make an under-performing space into a vital “place,” physical elements must be introduced that would make people welcome and comfortable, such as seating and new landscaping, and also through “management” changes in the pedestrian circulation pattern and by developing more effective relationships between the surrounding retail and the activities going on in the public spaces. The goal is to create a place that has both a strong sense of community and a comfortable image, as well as a setting and activities and uses that collectively add up to something more than the sum of its often simple parts. This is easy to say, but difficult to accomplish.
Além do incentivo e do apoio para melhorar o espaço público, o PPS tem uma vasta lista de projectos existentes, de diferentes tipologias, assim como análises dos mesmos, do que resulta e do que não resulta, numa perspectiva do utilizador, e não apenas na óptica da espectacularidade do design.
Yes we can!