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Nørreport Station
Copenhagen (Denmark), 2015 | FINALIST 2016
The chaotic esplanade covering Denmark’s oldest subterranean station through which around 165,000 people move every day, has been redesigned to house a bus terminal, parking for more than two thousand bicycles and a pedestrian zone connected with the medieval streets of the old city centre.
Protection Building of the Genovés Park
Cádiz (Spain), 2015 | FINALIST 2016
A seafront esplanade invaded by parked cars is replaced by an elongated building that shelters the Genovés park from winds, while containing public bathrooms, changing rooms and cultural facilities and featuring an elevated viewpoint overlooking the bay of Cadiz.
Temporary Bridge over the Charleroi Canal
Brussels (Belgium), 2014 | FINALIST 2016
An non-profit urban festival claims the connection of two districts of uneven social conditions on both sides of the canal by means of an ephemeral bridge made with the standard components of a construction crane.

AgoraTXT (13)

Landscapes of pressure
"Faced with the consequences of the unbridled expansionist urban policies, surely the big question is What comes next? Is there any idea of how to deal with what has already left harmful traces?"

Shared Spaces (78)

“Public space should be seen in in its dual symbolic and material dimensions as a common good belonging to citizens.”
Interview with Raquel Rolnik
Professor Rolnik warns of the dangers of losing public space in cities governed by the logic of privatisation.

News (410)

The exhibition “Shared Cities 2016” is presented at the Pilsen Landscape Festival 2017
“Shared Cities: European Prize for Urban Public Space 2016” |
21 June to 20 September 2017 | Landscape Festival, Pilsen, Czech Republic
The exhibition of the last European Prize for Urban Public Space, “Shared Cities, 2016”, will be open to the public until 20 September as part of the Pilsen Landscape Festival 2017 in the Czech Republic.

Periscope (426)

New Generations Festival. Architects VS Rest of the World
After successful events in Milan (2013), Florence (2014) and Genoa (2015), Rome will host the fourth edition of the New Generations festival with the aim of creating a community of architects and experts from different disciplines, in order to redefine the role of architecture in contemporary society.
Before and After
Examples of Public Space transformation from car-oriented to pedestrian friendly. Viewed through google street view.
What New York Can Learn from Barcelona’s ‘Superblocks’
Barcelona’s superblocks are seen as an opportunity for introducing a new kind of urban planning in New York. Initiatives like “Shared Streets” and “Summer Streets” are a step in this direction.