On July 6th 2018, children from two neighbourhoods in Zurich presented wishes and suggestions for their neighbourhoods to the city councillor Richard Wolff, head of the department of civil engineering and waste disposal of the city of Zurich. Before that, the kids had analysed their neighbourhoods and had looked for spots they liked and disliked. Based on the analysis, they had developed ideas on how to improve the negative spots.
The Urban Library in Alba Iulia is a public intervention coming as a result of a partnership between the municipality, a local arhitecture small company and Transavia. Well made in Romania Company that has financed the project.
The idea came from two young architects form Alba Iulia who had the idea of placing small libraries within the neighbourhoods of Alba Iulia raising awarness on how the public space can be used more often and how it can bring people and children together.
In the second week of April 2018, a sixth grade of the primary school “Kartaus” in Zurich temporarily transformed a parking lot, as part of a project week on mobility and public space. In one and a half day, the school class built a bar from recycled wooden material: the Carrozza bar. In teams, they developed a design idea, a communication concept, several means of communication such as a flyer and posters, and prepared the decoration for the bar.
On April 8th and April 15th 2018, the official opening of Metamorphosis was celebrated in the two participating residential settlements in Zurich, “Bändli” and “Tiefenbrunnen”. In both settlements, a mobility share point with an e-bike and an e-cargo-bike each was inaugurated. The bikes can be used free of charge by the residents. A bike mechanics demonstrated to the residents how they get their own bikes ready for the bicycle season. Soon, young and old were busy cleaning, greasing, pumping, and tightening screws.