City Courtyard Recieves Second Life
Designed by Atelier Starzak Strebicki in Poland, a series of urban furniture adorned with plants gives a new public life to a city courtyard
Green oasis, street café, community center, public square. These are the new incarnations of the Courtyard City Hall which was transformed from a car park into a meeting place for residents. The Courtyard located in the Old Town received a second life: it became an open, multi-functional public space. The square has been furnished with a family of objects referring to different needs of groups of users. With a round big bench around the existing flower-bed and mobile seats that can be formed into an amphitheatric arrangement together with a podium. These elements may be used for seating, lying or cascade sitting referring to the scheme of auditorium in theater. All objects were put amongst flora, trees planted in flowerpots and high grass that give intimacy and coziness to the urban interior.