Urban Design Competition Honorable Mention
Urban Design Spain
For the rehabilitation of Avenida Piedad Colon we felt it was necessary to introduce the concept of the shared public realm – that is, to remove the dominance of automobile and bus traffic allowing the bicycle and the pedestrian to be on equal footing. This is not to say that buses and automobiles will be excluded, but rather they will be slowed down.
The library will have a new facade as well as a new arcade, and front steps will be added to give out onto the street, with new masonry bollards in the front.