Artichaut: more public square, less street. Restoring through architecture the hierarchy between human and machine
Artichaut: more public square, less street. Restoring through architecture the hierarchy between human and machine
Artichaut: more public square, less street. Restoring through architecture the hierarchy between human and machine

Artichaut is not only a human-friendly square, but also a place where technology is " schooled" through design in order to respect the one for whom it was invented

The design of the new Artichaut square, designed by Nomadic Studio atelier on behalf of the city of St. Josse Ten-Noode in Belgium, addresses the challenge of redefining the hierarchy between driving and walking in public space. Sidewalk plots are homogenized throughout the square, streets are raised to sidewalk level and only subtly demarcated

Artichaut: more public square, less street. Restoring through architecture the hierarchy between human and machine

Sidewalks and terraces are increased in size on all sides, further reducing the proportion of space attributed to car use and implying that drivers are treading on pedestrian ground and therefore should drive carefully

Artichaut: more public square, less street. Restoring through architecture the hierarchy between human and machine

The plaza itself serves as a focal point of recreational activities, hosting dense vegetation and a semicircular bench around a recreational topographic game and a fountain as an informal play area for children

Artichaut: more public square, less street. Restoring through architecture the hierarchy between human and machine

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