Greenery as an element of shaping urban public spaces dedicated to culture
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Architectural and urban structures and complexes associated with cultural functions in European cities currently constitute elements of their spatial structure that are significant to their status and image. They co-create essential sequences of urban and landscape interiors, both within historical spatial layouts, as well as newly-designed ones, most commonly including those fragments of urban tissue that are subjected to urban regeneration processes. Many of these spaces are accompanied by green compositions, most commonly in the form of small flower-beds or rows of trees that highlight the monumentalism of urban and architectural complexes and which are meant to symbolise the rank and position of individual cultural institutions. Apart from historical park and residence complexes that are currently being adapted to functions associated with culture, it is very rare for arranged greenery to dominate in these types of layouts, instead of primarily serving as a background for architecture—an equally significant if not a non-dominant element that shapes urban public space. The publication refers to a number of examples of contemporary built projects of such spaces in European metropolises.
CitationSotoca, A.; Gyurkovich, M. Greenery as an element of shaping urban public spaces dedicated to culture. "Housing Environment - Srodowisko Mieszkaniowe", 2018, vol. 24, núm. 2018, p. 99-110.