Public Spaces - For People or Not for People?
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Public spaces are, as a matter of principle, meant for people. It does not matter whether it be local residents, incoming guests or tourists. Just as our lives and the manner in which people spend their leisure time change, so do the requirement as to the public spaces. One could even say that these requirements are constantly growing. At present, a mere bench, tree or a fountain will just not serve. One could even raise a question as to how the contemporary public spaces should look? What functions and attractions should they include? How should the architects meet those new requirements? Answers to all those specific questions shall be answered. The authors shall subject some exemplary public spaces to the process of evaluation. Conclusions drawn shall be prepared on the basis of completed qualitative research. At the close, a recipe for a public space, both model and attractive, shall be created.
KeywordsArchitecture Public space Ergonomics Qualitative research
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