TeamTomáš Kozelský, Alexandra Georgescu, Viktor Odstrčilík, Kateřina Baťková, Marcello Coldani, Maria Fonseca, Oleksandr Voropai
PartnerKubicek Visionair
PhotographyKubicek studio, Mangoshake, Josema Cutillas, Javier Antón, Marcia Davis

AIR SQUARE is a transportable venue that activates underused urban spaces by bringing them purpose and a vibrant public life. It responds to the need to alleviate climate change issues by tackling overexposed heat islands and lack of green and livable public spaces. The upper ring is designed as a large shading system that mitigates, cools, and delivers refuge from heat. At night it provides illumination to dark and less safe urban corners.

INCLUSIVE: Built for diversity and equality, ensures barrier-free access and permeability within the city flow

MODULAR, DURABLE, REUSABLE: Made of CNC cut plywood planks with minimum waste in cut-outs, the foundation is designed as a modular system composed of vertical legs and horizontal benches. Components are bolted together to form a circular load bearing structure providing stability to the body

ADAPTABLE: Positionable benches enable for multiple functions and programs such as public functions, performances, farmers markets, or serving as an all-in-one public furniture with seating, lighting, and shading in one AIR SQUARE creates a space that boosts the quality of life in our cities and ensure more fulfilling ways of living together