One of the planners‘ main tasks was to reorganise the previously incoherent jumble of streets and public squares.
Street and public square design, Pärnu, Estonia
Katrin Koov, Kaire Nømm, KavaKava
Aida Partnerid OÜ; City Government of Parnü
Parnü city square, Estonia
Parnü city square
KavaKava‘s challenge was to make the large public area more attractive to users and remain true to its historic background while simultaneously improving access for the surrounding city. Aida Street forms the primary axis of the project area. Designed as a pedestrian zone, it leads from east to west, linking a newly constructed bus stop with the existing marina. Two neighbouring spaces, in front of the history museum and concert hall, combine to form a broad plaza ideal for staging open-air concerts and other events. The narrow and dark streets between the office buildings will be rendered more inviting by the installation of a glass canopy. On the east side, the square opens into a new city plaza with benches and green areas which can also be used as a marketplace or performance area for cultural events.
Pavers are in themselves an element of design.