Urban modular | Tetovo, Macedonia | MELEEM Skopje

Urban modular is an urban intervention in public park in city of Tetovo, Macedonia. The small park is programmed with a diverse activities (sports field, kids swings, benches) for different age groups and it is very much used by the citizens but it is in neglected conditions.

The urban modular intervention consists of 47 modules and 11 different types that with different combinations create diverse ways of sitting. Its main goal is escaping the common way of sitting in public space at one level. The intervention wants to enhance diverse possibilities and connections between people and the public space. It is set on an already existing concrete tab. This way it is not necessary to construct a foundation and makes it sustainable for the park.

It is oriented so it can accept as much sun during the entire day and people can use it for resting, sunbathing, reading a book etc. Already existing tree is taken as a potential for the location, so when it grows up it can serve as a natural shade. Additionally, it is positioned in order to follow sports plays, serve as scenography for drama plays, poetry reading, etc.

Urban modulars are crafted in carpentry as units and later are connected on site. This characteristic of the intervention makes it more suitable for different locations and makes the work more practical on site.During the mounting of the intervention, 15 local children took participation while cleaning the already neglected park, and mounting the easily mountable intervention together with collective MELEEM. This way the project creates higher conscious about the public space between citizens of Tetovo.

MELEEM works on urban and landscape interventions in neglected public areas and green areas, while including the local people to participate in developing the neighborhood.

Urban Modular
Collective | MELEEM Skopje
Architect |  Sara Simoska
Project manager | Maja Lozanoska
Project location | Tetovo, Macedonia
Completion Year | June, 2017

Photo credits | Sara Simoska

Team of students participating into construction
Ilina Cvetkova, Blagoja Ristovski, Angela Dimitrova, Dimitar Petrovski, Luka Radovic, Aleksandar Aleksoski, Bojana Nikolovska

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