Dutch studio MAXWAN designed three bus shelters with concave and convex “razor-thin” rooftops in Rotterdam aptly named “Canopies”. The pastel-pink Bus Station Canopies are located on a patch of tarmac outside a new bus terminus in Rotterdam Central District, providing seated shelters for 40 waiting passengers.
Happy New Year from OpenCity Projects! To celebrate we are reviewing the best stories and ideas in public space from cities around the world in 2014. This year we saw in incredible number of protests in public spaces, the rise of walkable cities around the world and cities that transformed in 2014.
With 50 pivoting prisms, Toronto-based architecture firm RAW has transformed downtown Montreal into an interactive kaleidoscope. The installation, called Prismatica, is one of two winners selected in the city’s fifth annual Luminothérapie competition. Continue reading
For 10 years, the Festival of Lights turns Berlin into a world full of light in October. International artists present many glowing light projections, 3D video mappings and light installations and thus transport their messages, themes and content. Continue reading
When you look at the above photo, do you see a vision of a future that is naiively utopian or one that is prescient and compelling? Your answer probably depends on how often you crane your neck and gaze skyward. Continue reading
Here’s our weekly review rounding up the best stories and ideas in public space from cities around the world. This week we bring you shared streets in Chicago, an in depth look at the public spaces of Ireland and architecture-inspired Halloween costumes..because, why not.
James Corner Fields Operations transformed a former parking lot into a 6.2-acre park. Tongva Park in Santa Monica California officially opened in 2013 and features an amphitheatre, playground, garden, picnic areas, restrooms and an overlook that provides a view of the Pacific Ocean and the nearby pier. Continue reading
Alexander Calder’s “Flamingo” is located at the juncture of the three buildings that make up the Chicago Federal Plaza designed by Mies van der Rohe. The sculpture’s vivid color and sinuous form contrast dramatically with the angular steel and glass surroundings.
Here’s our weekly review rounding up the best stories and ideas in public space from cities around the world. This week we bring you shipping container parklets in Montreal, the rise of cycling infrastructure around the world and parks to crush on. Continue reading
Here’s our weekly review rounding up the best stories and ideas in public space from cities around the world. This week we bring you the leading design cities in America, playing in the streets and re-imagining the humble farmer’s market. Continue reading