The aim of the
competition is to revitalise the downtown by giving a new outlook to these
small plazas. Through the sun diagram study, the areas with the optimal
sunlight have been identified so as to concentrate all the public activities of
Hence, the several
aspects of the project (circulation, vegetation, concert area, outdoor bars) were
shaped following these sunny zones.
Maly Rynek plaza
should be the “living room” of the city. Its core is an open-air stage for
concerts surrounded by a sequence of rings for seating, water and green which isolate
from the city.
is created by lifting up the borders of the plaza and makes a few steps to take
a seat. This comprehensive concept helps to make an intimate space and makes
people focus on the core of the plaza where music concerts, art exhibitions can
The wall, which
separates the abbey from the site, is designed as a green buffer area
between public and
Sebastiana Plaza is a negative version of Maly Rynek. Here the green occupies
the center, and not the perimeter. Moreover, it becomes a place to relax, where
a ring of seats contains the green area without excluding the view on Swietego
To conclude, sun
creates “space for life”, green isolates, water provokes sounds and relax, and
trees projects shadows.