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Monday, July 21, 2014

Urban Design in Gdańsk | IN MY LENS



Targ Węglowy square is one of the biggest public spaces in Gdańsk city center, set between medieval (XV c.) and modern-era (XVII c.) fortifications. It is a stunning place, surrounded by precious monuments (The Great Armoury, The Golden Gate, The Prison Tower, The Upland Gate). Unfortunately nowadays it is mainly being used...as a public parking lot.

A year ago for the first time, as a project of GDYBY architects, the square was for 2 months transformed into a public space. Cheap modular OSB  furnishings were designed and made by the architects. This simple solution made it possible for the people to stop and rest on the square and the square  became an important place in the city. This year this project was implemented again, and I hope the Targ Węglowy square will be transformed in this way every summer.


light modular OSB furnishings in a form of cubic boxes - See more at: http://www.architecturelover.com/2013/10/targ-weglowy-square-by-gdyby-group/#sthash.Rmm6uu8I.dpuf

P.S. The pictures were taken with a phone this time ;-)

P.S.2 A post on temporary urban design in Gdynia, Poland.
P.S.3. ...and a post on designer pallet interiors


urban furniture, , urban design, Gdansk

urban furniture, , urban design, Gdansk

urban furniture, , urban design, Gdansk

urban furniture, , urban design, Gdansk

urban furniture, , urban design, Gdansk

urban furniture, , urban design, Gdansk

urban furniture, , urban design, Gdansk


urban furniture, , urban design, Gdansk
source: polnocna.tv


And here's what the square looks like every day

urban furniture, , urban design, Gdansk
source: skyscrapercity



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