The Barcelona Center for Contemporary Art has announced the finalists for the 2022 European Prize for Urban Public Space. Out of 326 works, the international jury chose the best 25. And among them is the reconstruction project of Koliivshchyna Square in Lviv.
The Koliivshchyna Square was reconstructed in 2021 according to the project of the architectural bureau “Ruthenia”. The designers faced a difficult task – to modernize the territory and at the same time preserve the atmosphere that prevailed here more than 100 years ago.
On the square, all communications were completely replaced, the covering was replaced, lighting was installed, comfortable modern furniture was installed, and new green areas were arranged. The place that attracts people to the square is the fountain-well, which existed here in the last century. It was restored and modernized. The names of Lviv residents who lived around the square from the end of the 19th century until the Second World War were engraved on the well.