w/ Gonzalo Martin

For: Beta Architecture Biennial, Timisoara Capital of Culture 2023.

Photos: Beta Architecture Biennial, Marius Vasile
Analogic work: Gonzalo Martín
LIDO's main effort is to breathe new life into neglected or underutilized areas, promoting economic revitalization and community engagement. The significance of making the central area of Victory Square accessible to the public cannot be overstated. It not only provides a quiet spot in the city center for people to relax but also encourages community involvement, turning the square into a beloved gathering place for everyone.

Creating such spaces improves city life, making it better for everyone who lives there. It’s clear that Victory Square is nowadays mostly used as a place to pass through. It’s full of interruptions and isn’t inviting for people to stay and spend some time.

LIDO’s aim is to renovate and make the green area of the plaza usable for people. This would introduce a new way to enjoy this space – not just as a place to observe but as a place to actively use. Reviving the central area of Victory Square as a public green space in the city is crucial for changing how people perceive this place.

In contrast to the usual way public spaces are designed, lido is different.  It’s designed to be flexible, without strict rules, and its main goal is to encourage spontaneity and free use of its interior.

This temporary project will be placed in Victory Square, in the heart of Timisoara.

This project is part of the national cultural programme "Timișoara – European Capital of Culture in the year 2023" and is funded by the City of Timișoara, through the Center for Projects.



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