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Warsaw Central Square

Typology

Public Square

 

Location 

Warsaw, Poland

Area

3000m2 Externally

Materials

Limestone 

Project Type

Competition

Year 

2017

Our design looked to tranform the Warsaw Central Square into a fluid landscape for culture and gathering.

An ambition of the redesign of the Plac Centralny was to create a destination which not only exhibits art, but also actively facilitates cultural expression through its role as a public platform. The undulated paved surface shapes a contemporary language and new visual identity for the square. Its asymmetry and spontaneity sets it apart from the Soviet monumentality of the past, an era which casts a shadow over Plac Defilad still today.

 

The sculptural terrain responds to how the sun moves across the square during the day and key circulation routes. Crafted slices in the landscape allow people to collectively sit and observe events, whether it is an outdoor theatre performance or sports tournaments. Creative Corner (#CC), a proposed new building formed as the terrain rises on the southeast corner to capture the sunlight, has been designed as an inclusive ëfront of houseí to the square. The mission of Creative Corner is to promote both upcoming artists and schoolchildren alike to get creative by hosting community initiated art events and providing a covered informal space to exhibit.

 

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The Warsaw Central Square project was developed with Agnieszka Filipowicz, Ania Pierańska, Hannah Wood and Cecilie Overgaard Rasmussen.

SDGs

sdg 11 Sustainable cities and communitie
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