Pocket Park Židovská
At the corner of Židovská Street, a seating area was added thanks to the reinforcement of the dwarf wall. Simple construction will raise the wall on the side of the footpath and elevate the green areas, which will be more protected.
At the beginning of summer 2020, we made a very busy space in the Old Town at the corner of Židovská Street more functional. The corner of the street, where visitors of the surrounding cafés or students of the nearby College of Performing Arts spend their time in summer and many pedestrians walk through towards the castle, will become greener.
The construction of a retaining wall on the side away from the footpath has prevented landslides, which used to devastate the planting and pollute the paved footpaths. The greenery here has so far suffered from the fact that its area has not been naturally respected and pedestrians have “trampled” it. In addition to the wall, we have solved this problem by installing benches in the area, which are a natural reminder that “you’re not supposed to walk here, you should take a seat”.
The footpath surfaces went through significant changes. The asphalt here has been replaced by stone paving, which naturally reflects the historic area. It is also a continuation of the paving of the road part of Židovská Street.
The area on Židovská Street is a typical area where the borders of the Old Town and the capital city meet, which is why the municipalities cooperated on the project. MIB’s role in this collaboration was to develop the most appropriate project variant and help with project coordination.
Perennials will join the first bulb plants already greening up the area as the weather warms up. The final plant growth will gradually increase in the next growing season when all the planted species have grown.
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.