WHAT MAKES A PLACE GREAT?
According to the non-profit organization Project For Public Spaces (www.pps.org
), there are four primary considerations when designing enduring public place:
Great public places are accessible and well-connected to other important places in the area.
Comfort and Image
The place should feel inviting and comfortable. It draws you in. Great places are clean, but never sterile. Great places are safe, walkable, sittable and spiritual.
A well-designed public places encourages visitors to do things. It is to be enjoyed on many levels, literally, with different “stages” intertwined for enjoyment.
It’s a place where people like to meet and interact with others, as well as the place itself. It welcomes diversity. This place becomes a common bond for all who are there to enjoy it.