Jie Zhu, Mucong Li


100 Public Spaces: From Tiny Squares to Urban Parks

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The key to successfully designing or recovering public spaces is to achieve a series of ingredients that enhance their use as meeting places. Regardless of their scale, some important tips are designing for people's needs, the human scale, a mix of uses, multifunctionality and flexibility, comfort and safety, and integration to the urban fabric.

To give you some ideas on how to design urban furniture, bus stops, lookouts, bridges, playgrounds, squares, sports spaces, small parks and urban parks, check out these 100 notable public spaces.

Shenzhen Talent Park / AUBE

Sand Beach Island. Image © Jie Zhu, Mucong LiPlayground. Image © Jie Zhu, Mucong LiReeds soften straight boundaries. Image © Jie Zhu, Mucong LiWaterborne Platform. Image © Jie Zhu, Mucong Li+ 14

Shenzhen Shi, China
  • Architects: AUBE
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  770000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017