LESSER TOWN SQUARE
public space, urban design
competition proposal, honorable mention, jury’s special prize
Prague, Czech Republic, 2014
Marcell Esterházy, visual artist
Zsófia Rudolf-Berecz, architect
The reconstruction of the Lesser Town Square in the historical city centre of Prague brings up the questions of how the use of space changes in time and how collective memory appears in an urban context.
The now giant city parking lot once served as an important royal and clerical urban space, which layers are now absent in the area. This project treats this absence as a key factor in the design and explores the potentials of a human scale urban redevelopment, focusing on the needs of the pedestrian users.