"The situation in regard to quality of the environment at the bus terminal under the Bridge of the Slovak National Uprising in Bratislava has been bad for a long time. People have to wait for their bus connections in a totally unsuitable area, and we consider it a disgrace that the city of Bratislava leaves its citizens and tax-payers to function in such an inadequate environment. The characteristics of this place directly affect the mood and behavior of its users, and several disturbances and conflicts have happened here in the past. It is difficult to understand how such an area, only a few meters from a historic square, has remained unnoticed by city officials and for a long time practically unchanged. For us, the bus stop has become a kind of laboratory ' a space for us to try different renewal strategies for public space and try to significantly improve the given situation in our city. In 2011, we carried out a quick intervention in form of the 'Green Square' project. This year, we continued with this project by solving one of the major problems of this spot ' its poor lightning .
Although Green Square is an instant 'intervention', the cheapest fix, it is also by its 'loudness' both a provocation and a call for a more serious approach to this problematic site. It is not only the cheapest method but also simultaneously the most visible attempt to change the atmosphere under the bridge, and to highlight the dysfunctional environment that everyone accepts out of habit. We painted an area of about 1000 sqm with green road paint. The painting was done with standard material that is used for road surface markings, and road safety glass beads were also applied to the surface to provide reflectivity and prevent slipping. The entire event took place with help of volunteers ' the residents of the city.
One of the most significant problems of the bus stop is its poor lighting. Thus, we decided to create a lightning unit that would, aside from being practical, connect active citizens with their own city. We designed a shade of the lightning unit that enables the volunteers to participate in the production of the entire unit. The volunteers determined the final look of the lightning unit ' their job was to wrap the shade up with over 4000 meters of white packaging tape."