Post Pandemic Public Life
In the days and months to come, we will be faced with the reality that our cities lack outdoor public spaces. We need more open parks and pedestrian spaces, which allow us to live life as freely as possible in a much healthier environment.
Pedestrian mobility and much wider paths must be given priority. Streets should undergo pedestrianization. Living a short walk away from work must be encouraged. We need space to live. It’s not about putting up barriers but creating enough space to accommodate people. We should not subscribe to segregation and territoriality, but encourage openness and spread out utilization of public space.
The temporary street park gives people a better option. We give them more space to socially distance. As each barangay has one, there will be less traveling and mixing with other communities. Through this, we can better regulate social distancing rules while giving people the essential outdoor exposure with sunlight and fresh air.
Located in Pinyahan, QC, Magiliw is a residential street with a variety
of informal commerce such as sari-sari stores and a barbershop.
Existing urban design conditions must be reevaluated to prioritize pedestrian mobility and social distancing measures.
The streets must respond and adapt to the new requirements and opportunities presented by the pandemic.
We must reimagine the street, tapping into both basic tenets of urban design and new ideas, to create healthy public space conditions.
A multi-dimensional street with a variety of activities for everyone. The different programs aim to introduce a new way of going to a park. They provide leisure activities in a safe space.
People should be able to reclaim their right to the city by democratizing access to urban life and resources.