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Urban Square by Radu Serban Invites Social Interaction in Cities

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Jun 5, 2011 • References: industrialdesignserved
Open public spaces are becoming hidden gems within growing metropolises, which is why a project like Urban Square by Radu Serban would be oh-so-welcome in just about any international city center.

The architect of this concrete landscape architecture concept is from Bucharest, Romania, so it may be a safe guess that this setting is a proposal for that location in particular. It's minimalistic beauty, however, presents itself as the type of artificial urban topography that could complement the infrastructure of just about any major society.

Long grey slate tiles cover the ground with an expansive planar pavement, while seemingly haphazard clusters and arrangements of trees are placed throughout. All things considered, it is the rippling circular benches that make this social city scheme the defining feature of Urban Square by Radu Serban.