A New Perspective of Vardar River

Redevelopment of Public Space along the Vardar River, Skopje

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With the implementation of Skopje 2014, the cityscape has undergone tremendous changes with new facades and constructions, resulting in the dominance of political messages in people's daily life. Alongside these imposing alterations, the public space of Vardar River is greatly neglected, displaying a contrasting condition from the vibrant upper city level. The project seeks to redevelop 3 areas of public space of the riverbank through urban acupuncture of surfaces to enhance the area as a better public space for people of Skopje to serve as an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Through surfaces of various materials and opacity, the project aims at creating a public space that encourages interactions, activates social security and ultimately, devises a new relationship of people with their built environment.