Atelier da Rua

Dialogue, think, design and build together our streets

To contribute to an open and accessible culture of urban design, to valorize the dialogue and the mix of competences and actors, to trigger more humanized and valorised public places.

Atelier Da Rua proposes a urban design methodology towards a more participated city, linking local, global, traditional and innovative resources around urban / social / and civic design.

This method works as a toolkit to contribute among communities to raise awareness, empowerment and engagement of public and private actors along the different phases of a urban design process.

Atelier Da Rua proposes the co-development of an open database promoting communication between actors across the different local projects. This open-catalogue aims to be an available working tool for all actors dealing with urban design and urban intervention.

Atelier da Rua answering to local needs contributes to projects of public space valorization applying to the different local case studies the following methodology:

phase 1 – participated sketch – to experience a participated process on urban design promoting strong contact between actors and the production of urban design synthetic documentation made by the “@R facilitator boards – phase 1”

phase 2 – participated project – to encourage the analysis and development of phase 1 proposals based on a collective decision about the project principles to develop together. this phase also includes the production of “@R facilitator boards – phase 2”

phase 3 – participated working site – to help the implementation on the ground of each project, following the project during the construction phase and implementing whenever possible an active participation of the envolved stakeholders. this phase also includes the production of “@R facilitator boards – phase 3”

The implementation of the methodology of Atelier da Rua establishes the production of architectural and urban design linked to a bottom-up and top-down glocal process. And we believe that this way of work can help to generate efficient citizen centered public spaces, enabling the public awareness and confidence on the decisions, generating sense of belonging and triggering investment on the public space.

How is your street ? Let’s change it?