Place Making is a theme that is part of the contest series ArchWeekly, a new brand of journal competitions inviting participants to engage in critical conversations on selected themes from several disciplines of architecture and design.
Place making is both a process and a philosophy. It inspires people to re-imagine and re-invent public spaces as the heart of every community. Place making is centered around mapping the activities and behavior of the people in a particular space. It helps us understand their needs and aspirations for that space and for their community as a whole.
Planners need to focus on designing spaces that are inclusive and adaptable. More than promoting better urban design, it facilitates creative patterns of use, paying particular attention to the physical, cultural, and social identities that define a place and support its ongoing evolution.
The brief aims to open a dialogue that encourages how placemaking can strengthen the connection between people and place through stories, accounts or even observations.
A space is called space, only after its inhabited.
Using design as a tool for making spaces into ‘places’Save