urban modular

 

Mala tribina is an urban intervention in a public park in the city of Tetovo, Macedonia. The small park is programmed with diverse activities (sports field, kids swings, benches) for different age groups. Although being greatly used by the citizens, it is neglected and in disturbing condition.

The urban modular intervention consists of placing 47 modules in 11 different types that with different combinations create diverse ways of sitting. Its main goal is escaping the common way of sitting in public space at one level. The intervention wants to enhance diverse possibilities and connections between people and the public space. It is set on an already existing concrete tab. This way it is not necessary to construct a foundation and makes it sustainable for the park.

It is oriented so it can get as much sun during the entire day and people can use it for resting, sunbathing, reading a book etc. The already existing tree is taken as a potential for the location, so when it grows up it can serve as a natural shade. Additionally, it is positioned in order to follow sports plays, serve as scenography for drama plays, poetry reading, etc.

The urban modules are crafted in a carpentry as units and later are connected on site. This characteristic of the intervention makes it more suitable for different locations and makes the work more practical on site. During the mounting of the intervention, 15 local children took participation while cleaning the neglected park, and mounting the easily mountable intervention together with collective MELEEM. This way, the project creates higher conscious about the importance of public space for the citizens of Tetovo.