Centenary Square is proposed as a two-fold, continuous stage that serves as meeting and performative public space. It uses the existing height level difference of the ground to choreograph a series of unique and integrated stages that perform as a catalyst linking the events happening in the surrounding buildings with the activities taking place in the plaza. A canal system is introduced as a water feature to collect and perform as open-air sustainable drainage. The proposal recycles the existing brick material (crushed brick bound with cement – similar to terrazzo -) that becomes a continuous carpet with various densities and gradients to lead and invite people to the gathering and event spaces.
- Name: Performing grounds. People’s stage in Centenary Square
- Location: Birmingham, UK.
- Year of Competition: 2014
- Site: 2.034 ha
- Design Stages: Concept Design, Schematic Design.
- Client: City of Birmingham
- Project Implementation Budget: NA.