INFLUENCES OF PUBLIC SPACE
The project “Influences of Public Space” is a dedicated research and design proposal into the relationship between human psychology and architecture. The research part of the project focused on a wide range of public spaces around the globe, while the design proposal focused on a single public space in Amsterdam, Spui.
Alongside a close analysis of this particular space and its users, the project is informed by an elaborate desk-research into the existing theories on the significance of public space design.
By combining these two independent studies, a new methodology was created which aims to initiate positive change in public space design as we know it by focussing on biological, historical and cultural factors.
As for the graduation project, it was decided to showcase different elements of the research such as material researches, area analysis, theory and the final design proposal for Spui.
The proposal is currently being assessed by Gemeente Amsterdam.