The large green open spaces that surround the Seu Vella Cathedral and dominate the whole city are the most beautiful public areas in Lleida, and are what Benedetta Tagliabue choses as reference point. The designs for the new Ricard Viñes Square must possess some of this beauty. The focus of office’s proposal is to build a large green open space for a sculpture dedicated to the musician Ricard Viñes.
A space full of little squares, cross section and green areas at a point where the city throngs with traffic and pedestrians. The maze or labyrinth provides an ancient model. The cultural meaning and interpretation of the symbol of the labyrinth run deep.
Benedetta Tagliabue propose an open space featuring a dance floor with a labyrinthine path guiding the steps of those dancing the spring dance around the central feature– a feature that generates and guides the movement of the dance, filling the surround space with life. People and traffic will move differently in Ricard Viñes Square, where pedestrians will own the public space.