The urban block is consisted of 4 buildings of 3 different types and a school, which all together are connected by an elevated platform that clearly defines a space outside and a space inside of the block. The space outside is layered in more segments.
Additionally, the commercial cubes that emerge from the block create another skin on the block towards the bigger streets. This street is of a public character meaning it is reserved to all of the citizens of the city. The large amount of diverse shops creates a street scenario of mixed shop windows that constantly change. This way, the people are offered a walking program.
Even more, most of the shops provide services that people need to have in their close surroundings like a pharmacy, a hairdresser, a gym, a pet shop and other, and in that way, the travel distance is shortened as opposed to if a car transport is required to reach these necessities.The commercial streets also host local small businesses, local craft shops and young entrepreneurship offices. More blocks create commercial corners that are the hot points that develop the local economy.
The elevated hobby platform defines the outside and the inside space, and at the same time, it opens gates towards the inside public space at 4 key points coming from each street. This public space is divided into two thematic squares: a meeting piazza and a recreational piazza. This division is again necessary because of a bigger control of the scale of the public space and for creating a more human scale ambient.
A central model is in need for those spaces, because the contemporary human of the 21st century living in the big cities experiences a feeling of not belonging in the public space. This is especially important for the children, who need to have a reserved right of their own public space in front of their building.
The central core section building extends the spaces of the stairs core to create spaces for meetings, storage, and by being open from both sides, it creates natural ventilation in the spring and summer and a strong collection of air that can act as isolation in the winter.
The new standards of housing should provide the people in the central regions of the cities, a domestic feeling of a house.
Sara Simoska - Main Architect
Aleksandar Aleksoski - Partner Architect
Mohamed Mahmoud Ibrahim - 3d Visualization
Marta Stolevska - Architect
Natalija Veselinova - Intern
Aleksandar Angelov - Intern
Milica Saveska - Intern
Tatiana Grigoroshenko - Physical Model
Polina Cherkasova - Physical Model