Corner of Kounicova & Šumavská streets
Corner of Kounicova
City interventions BRNO 2011 Co-author: Albert Novák Year: 2010
City hall buildings
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Idea of city intervention’s:
The city intervention project can have many faces. our main idea was to try and find certain points, places and situations in our city , which, in our opinion, do not work properly, or which do not present appropriate benefits to its citizens. The places , which are concerned, are often seemingly not of interest to anybody and not in anybody’s plans for profit. We§d like to do more than just search for them, we§d like to propose feasible solutions. We belive that, within an urban context, small changes can sometimes bring large effects. Our project is a cross-roads of various interests: city officials, but also citizens, architects and artists, philosophers as well as top specialists. The project is not about generating profits or bombastic promises, it should try to bring some changes.
The site is located near crossing of Kounicova and Šumavská streets. Character of this site is created mostly by city hall and high-rise administrative buildings. Parterre is extensively used for parking lots. There is also a lot of neglected green with no use for local citizens and students from nearby dormitories .
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SK AT E PA R K GR AFIT TI Solution:
The proposal creates better usage of the site for citizens, employees and students from the area. For employees, it solves the capacity problem of parking, creating new stads for them. With parking moved to undegroud, the parterr can now be fully used for shops and citizens passing by. For students, there is a new skatepark and grafiity wall instead of neglected ground floor facade of administrative building. On the terrace, which has no usage today, is created a place for streetball.
par k ing news stand neglec ted green
Pro p o s a l ex tended par k ing undergroud par kovanie news stand qualit y green sk atepar k streetball grafitti wall usefull and living par ter r
VIE W OF STREE TBALL ON THE TERR ACE NEX T TO T H E C I T Y H A L L
VIE W OF SK ATEPARK ON ŠUMAVSK Á STREE T