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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.
As part of its “New Narratives for Europe” programme, the European Commission is promoting a debate in the Mies van der Rohe Foundation in Barcelona at which the ideas, interests, needs and values conveyed by architecture to European society will be discussed.
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.
With suport from the Culture Programme of the European
Union, under the auspices of the "Europe City" project: