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Conference by John Urry
11/24/2014, 7 p.m. │ CCCB │ English


Mediterranean pavilion
Gignac-la-Nerthe (France), 2013
The square in front of the Town Hall and a garden of Provençal plants are connected by means of an elongated pavilion with porches, games areas, public toilets, a theatre, a picnic area and an open-air cinema.
Republic of pedestrians
Paris (France), 2013
While the private vehicle is predominant in the main squares of Paris, the Place de la République now offers the greater part of its surface to pedestrians.


The Prize in the “Citizenship and Public Space” Seminars
27/10/2014 - 29/10/2014 │ Federasul, Porto Alegre (Brazil)
The international gathering promotes exchanges of knowledge between local governments in the conviction that urban public space is a crucial factor in achieving more equitable and sustainable cities.

Shared Spaces

«The defence of public space is basic in an increasingly urban world»
Interview with Josep Ramoneda
Shared Spaces speaks with Josep Ramoneda, philosopher, journalist and director of the CCCB from 1994 to 2011.


A new book analyses the typology of squares
Questions related with the design of squares arise from every intervention on their spatial structure. Squares: Urban Spaces in Europe (edited by Sophie Walfrum) offers a comparative perspective on such characteristics as form, size and topography on the basis of analyses of seventy European squares.
El Valle Trenzado (The Braided Valley) of Elche, a prize-winner in Milan
The braided network of paths over the Vinalopó River, a project that was an ex aequo winner (together with the renovation of the Old Port in Marseille) of the 2014 European Prize for Urban Public Space, was the Overall Winner of the Archmarathon Awards in Milan.