From the Site Studio

Maximum Impact: Urban Open Space in 3 Steps


Pocket Park Fyrisan, a floating park in Uppsala Sweden, is a fresh approach to Urban Infill and public space. See more at Metropolis’s “Urban Tactic: Floating Garden” (

Imagine watching an aerial time-lapse view of a few city blocks. You see a continuously undulating scene—a  living, patchwork quilt where buildings go up, come down, and pockets of open space fill in around them. There is a dialogue between developed space and open space that is crucial to humanizing cities. Like bubbles of air or shafts of light, open spaces give room and context to their built counterparts. And harnessing this space is at the heart of urban and landscape designers’ ethos. Continue reading