Qi Xi


100 Public Spaces: From Tiny Squares to Urban Parks

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© Gianluca Stefani © Thomas Zaar © Tomasz Zakrzewski © Sebastien Michelini + 112

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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.

Lakeside Garden / TOPOS Landscape Architects

A curve glass footbridge, crossing through the sound of shuffling bamboo leaves, creates a tranquil yet delightful moment before arriving the Lakeside Gallery.. Image © Qi Xi ‘Shining Lake’ wind kinetic screen  (16000cm x 5800cm, stainless steel + anodized aluminum). Image © Qi Xi Breeze Garden, with waving ornamental grasses and a visual art installation attracting shimmering lights, with a tone of warmth set by the exposed aggregate concrete.. Image © Qi Xi © Qi Xi + 20

Hangzhou, China
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 10000.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018