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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.
Public Baths in the Port
Fåborg-Midtfyn (Denmark), 2014
Bathing piers built over the waters of the beautiful Faaborg fjord endow a previously neglected area of the port with a recreational, inclusive dimension.

News (407)

“Public space reflects the diversity of voices, the diversity of identity”
Interview with Elif Shafak
For the writer Elif Shafak, the quality of democracy is gauged by the functioning of public spaces.
“The margin of the sea, and the land and the city is always a contested ground”
Interview with Philip Hoare
The writer Philip Hoare speaks to us of seafronts as the city’s public spaces where the citizen is free.
“I like the idea of an urban common which is a political concept which says that this space is open for all kind of people”
Entrevista amb David Harvey
Geographer David Harvey talks about public space, common ownership and his view of the new “smart city” economies.

Periscope (409)

The Most Congested Cities in Europe and North America in Pictures
Traffic jams increase pollution, drive up stress and decrease productivity. The Inrix Traffic Scorecard interprets real-time speed data for cities in Europe and North America to establish annual measures of congestion. The results are surprising.
3 Ways to Make People-Friendly Cities by Gehl Architects
In this video, the architect David Sim favours simple interventions in public space which citizens can understand, rather than large-scale urban planning projects. He believes the former should promote use of the bicycle and include children in the planning process.
The Soul of Cities: UNESCO Says Culture is Key to Sustainable Urban Development
The publication “UNESCO Global Report on Culture for Sustainable Urban Development” seeks to demonstrate the link between UNESCO Culture Conventions and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a universal agenda for creating a more peaceful and equitable world.