| Location: Wroclaw | Category: International Urban Competition | Area: 800,000SQM | Status: Approved master and zoning 2010 |Award: First Prize
Urban planning addresses a multiplicity of forces and embeds numerous intentions; visions of what could be if only we are sensitive enough to properly interpret the forces that make up the city. It requires the use of a fine brush for the mildest of gestures can set into motion new and diverse realities. In our approach to the redevelopment of Plac Społeczny, our core objective was to heal the urban wounds and give impetus to growth, to re-enforce the city’s life and embed it with communal values and culture. Wroclaw is a product of its history; Traffic & circulation considerations, urban rejuvenation, the healing of its wounds and the integration of its domains within the wider context of the city were perhaps the more obvious aims of the redevelopment of Plac Społeczny. Developing a vision of the future required us to go further and to interlace the plans with layers of fiction. Ultimately, our proposal was adopted and the plans have been approved by the various administrations. All that is now needed is for our vision to be realized.
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