10 urban landscapes to live

Squares and bridges, natural landscapes and ecologic neighbourhood, installations and urban furniture: 10 projects among the ones published in Domusweb.

MVRDV, The Stairs, Rotterdam, 2016. Photo Ossip van Duivenbode

Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in Moscow, the Zaryadye Park is an indefinable public space, creating a series of elemental face-offs between the natural and the artificial, urban and rural, interior and exterior.

A large park, outstanding urban services, a diversity of building types and far-sighted energy choices: the Paris district of Clichy-Batignolles is a model for the struggle against climate change (and more besides).

To commemorate the 75 years of Rotterdam reconstruction, MVRDV designed a 29 meters high staircase with 180 steps, in front of the city’s Central Station.

With this 1200 sqm intervention in Segovia, the Madrid-based art collective Boa Mistura represented some of the most iconic elements of San Millán neighborhood.

In Stockholm suburb, Järfälla, ten design talents have been asked to reconsider the concept of the traditional park bench, providing an urban meeting place to sit or relax.

The sprawling intervention by Didier Faustino in Vienna develops from a grid based on the form of a chair, which is multiplied as a matrix and then extended throughout the space.

In the breathtaking lansdcape along the Paiva river in Portugal, engineering studio Trimétrica designed a walkway in dialogue with nature, morphology and panoramic views.

As part of a community project, a group of teenagers and a design studio created a furniture tool that can be used in many different ways.

After years of efforts to bring the non-migratory birds back to a damaged eco-system site in the Arab Emirates, X-Architects designed a visitor center that mimetizes with the surroundings.

Olafur Eliasson’s “circle bridge” – just inaugurated in Copenhagen – brings people closer to the water and encourages them to slow down a little and take a break.

Image on top: MVRDV, The Stairs, Rotterdam, 2016. Photo Ossip van Duivenbode

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