Nowy Targ Square


  • TYPEPUBLIC USE

  • INVESTORMUNCIPALITY OF WROCŁAW

  • LOCTIONWROCLAW, POLAND

  • DATE2010

  • AWARD Second prize in competition for architectural concept of Nowy Targ Square in Wroclaw. Organizer: The City of Wroclaw.

  • TEAMSZCZEPAN WROŃSKI
    ZBIGNIEW WROŃSKI
    MARTA SĘKULSKA
    ZUZANNA BUJACZ
    MAGDALENA SIEMIANOWICZ
    RAFAŁ KŁOS

2010•07•13

 

Anyone who walked the streets of Wroclaw knows that there is some magic between old houses, cobble, bridges.

We would like to express that magic feeling in our proposal for the New Market square, which used to flourish but now scares off tourist and dwellers. On this dead space we cast a spell of a fairy tale atmosphere. Inspired by the dwarf, city's mascot, as well as Alice's gardens and Thumbelina's flower buds, we explore the world of giant grass blades, leaves that give shape to urban furniture elements like seats, swings, stands and canopies. We organize the square centrally around a fountain. Underneath we design a 2-storey car park for approx. 700 cars with exits located in the corners. Housing on the west and north sides of the square are insulated with trees. An information and restaurant pavilion is located on the east side. Mobile selling stands covered with fungi-like canopies counterbalance it on the opposite side. Apart from its permanent functions the square can serve events such as open cinema, exhibitions, concerts or even skating rink.

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