Entry Title: "ECO TECH SQUARE OF NATIONAL RESISTANCE"
Category and Expertise: Environmental Design, Professional
The new design shares the plot into four welcoming zones connected to one another by green and shaded alleys created in continuity to the surrounding urban network. They offer areas for cooling down, relaxing, playing and wandering, each featuring either solar electricity production, rainwater collection, waste separation, compost processing and energy sobriety.
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Other innovative and sustainable features of the square include parking for bicycles - showing the desire of the municipality to encourage soft modes of transport and bike sharing - several compost areas and waste separation garbage bins.At night, the square is lit with LED based fixtures, thus allowing safe use while testifying the wish and necessity to minimize energy consumption. And because nowadays any urban development ought to respect the environment as well as foster interaction, whether in person or virtually, the lighting columns are equipped with wifi and usb chargers for cell-phones and tablets.