Transform a Public Space Project: Take a look at 4 More Submissions

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Transform a Public Space Project: Take a look at 4 More Submissions Transform a Public Space Project: Take a look at 4 More Submissions
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Transform a Public Space Project: Take a look at 4 More Submissions

by GOOD Partner

October 24, 2012

 

Idea: Softwalks

Idea: City with Eyes

Idea: Border Areas

Submitted by: Anne van Strien

By transforming a harsh border in between a collective and public space in Eindhoven, the Netherlands into a soft border area by stretching it, a space arises between those two different worlds. These new in-between spaces function as social connectors between the two adjacent worlds.

This principle works on different types of collective spaces with public space, for instance cemetery St. Petrus in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, where the wall becomes a space for silence, allotment garden Groen gennep in Eindhoven, where the fence becomes a greenhouse where the public can come and taste the produce, and retirement home, Wilgenhof where the entrance becomes a bus shelter where the elderly are naturally connected to the people waiting for the bus.

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