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vora

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carrer sant pere més alt 62, barcelona, Spain
vora is an architecture studio located in Barcelona since 2000. It is lead by Pere Buil and Toni Riba, both graduated from ETSAB in 2000. We work on building and urban design projects of different scales and typologies. Our built works have received several awards and have been published in architectural magazines all over the world. We combine our professional work with teaching, curating and cultural activism.

urban topographies


unregulated playgrounds

urban topographies


unregulated playgrounds
Deformation of the pavements to create topographies which encourage children to play.
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  • Systemic changes

This is a small extension of a larger project of urban landscape in the surrounding of Born Market, in Barcelona. Neighbors asked for playground areas, because there are very few in this dense area of the city.
The project is a deformation of the floor plane, the pavement, to create somehow a playful infrastructure integrated to the whole space. An unexpected and suggestive topography.
This strategy solves something that concerns us, which is the excess of regulations and safety prevention in the design of children areas, which drives the designs to excessively conventional configurations, and to fenced perimeters that we dislike. Fenced playgrounds are perceived like bubbles of security, but also create a distance between children and parents. They are specialized spaces inside the public space, with a single use, so a reduction of the common during the most of the time, when children are not in the streets.


urban topographies


unregulated playgrounds

urban topographies


unregulated playgrounds
Deformation of the pavements to create topographies which encourage children to play.
File under
Type of project
  • Systemic changes

This is a small extension of a larger project of urban landscape in the surrounding of Born Market, in Barcelona. Neighbors asked for playground areas, because there are very few in this dense area of the city.
The project is a deformation of the floor plane, the pavement, to create somehow a playful infrastructure integrated to the whole space. An unexpected and suggestive topography.
This strategy solves something that concerns us, which is the excess of regulations and safety prevention in the design of children areas, which drives the designs to excessively conventional configurations, and to fenced perimeters that we dislike. Fenced playgrounds are perceived like bubbles of security, but also create a distance between children and parents. They are specialized spaces inside the public space, with a single use, so a reduction of the common during the most of the time, when children are not in the streets.



Idea by

vora
carrer sant pere més alt 62
barcelona
Spain
vora is an architecture studio located in Barcelona since 2000. It is lead by Pere Buil and Toni Riba, both graduated from ETSAB in 2000. We work on building and urban design projects of different scales and typologies. Our built works have received several awards and have been published in architectural magazines all over the world. We combine our professional work with teaching, curating and cultural activism.