Liberdade has a strong vocation for business, cultural, food & beverage and specialized retail activities around the Japanese community. Liberdade Typical Street Looking towards the quality of contemporary Japanese large cities’ public open spaces, the retrofit of the district’s streets will provide a comfortable and inviting urban environment, reinforcing the identity of the district as São Paulo’s Japanese quarter.
Streets currently comprise more than 90% of public space at Liberdade, but they often fail to provide their surrounding community with a space where people can safely walk, carry goods, bicycle, drive, take transit, and socialize. They are also the first and most memorable experience for tourists and shoppers when visiting any place.
Recognizing its importance for the overall regeneration plan for Liberdade, this initiative aims to quick-start the movement to redesign and reinvest in the district’s streets as cherished public spaces for residents and visitors, as well as efficient and safe corridors for vehicular traffic.
The design proposed unveils the toolbox and the tactics the local residential and commercial community can use to make Liberdade’s streets safer, more livable, and more economically vibrant. The project also outlines both a clear vision for complete streets and a basic road map for how to bring them to fruition.
2018 by Conde Design