The presence of lines in space redefine ideas of a familiar place. They recreate areas previously perceived as flat hardscaped surfaces re-configuring the plaza’s relationship to the Rotunda and its surroundings. The new design features a light structure system composed of straight light metal bars. They divide the site. The new structure’s floating lines touch the ground, and they slowly elevate. New well defined circulation pathways and canopies redirect people around the Rotunda. Uninviting narrow areas between buildings are specially framed to create welcoming walkways. The new structure is as much part of the Rotunda as it is of its site. And just like the Rotunda, it does not have a defined beginning or end. Its design implies constant change and acceleration. It redefines a landmark. A new park emerges to the north. Its straight lines on the ground are dynamic, but they break to create a pause for silence and reflection forming seating areas.
Rotunda ul. Marszalkowska in Warsaw, Poland Design Completion: 2013 Type: Programming, Renovation, & Urban Park Design By: Maria Kuzminskaya, Pablo Osorio, and Amir Habibabadi