IN WATER WRIT
STOCKHOLM
NEW PUBLIC PLACE
We live in a time that often does not seem to understand the public space. What it is, why it is needed, how it is built, who uses it, when it works. Invited by ArkDes to contribute to an exhibition of speculative proposals for the centre of Stockholm, we proposed the creation of a vast, open, unprogrammed place along the historic quay of Skeppsbron. The proposal had two parts: the place and the water. By putting all the infrastructure to support it in and on the water, the quay itself would be transformed into an open space, ready for any possible use.