The goal is to unify the neglected paved and green areas with broken surfaces and potholed, unmaintained sidewalks.
The public space on Kazanská Street in Vrakuňa, where people pass daily on their way to the medical centre, was chosen to unify the neglected paved and green areas, with broken surfaces and unpaved, unmaintained sidewalks. It is a relatively busy pedestrian place due to the public transport stop and the department store’s proximity. As part of the revitalization, public lighting will be reconstructed and augmented.
The proposal also addresses the possibility of using the paved areas for occasional open-air markets and presentations for local vendors. Benches, rubbish bins, bicycle racks, elements of small-scale architecture or multi-purpose street furniture that can serve as a “stand” at an open-air marketplace will be added. The existing green space also has the potential to be a pleasant place to relax.
This project is part of the Programme for the public space revitalization in Bratislava – Vivid Spaces. It is the first-ever framework for a systematic change of the public space of the capital on several levels. The scheme is implemented in cooperation with the capital city and the city districts.
Cooperation With Municipal Districts
The projects in the city districts are part of the projects for improving public spaces by Bratislava City and the Metropolitan Institute of Bratislava. The city aims to improve the quality of roads, sidewalks and public spaces for all Bratislava residents throughout the city.
Architects from the Plural, zerozero and Diervilla studios, chosen from an architectural competition last year, will work on the projects. Six architectural teams have been chosen from the competition and will work with the Metropolitan Institute of Bratislava on the creation and renovation of the city’s public spaces over four years.