Traces of history
Kungsbacka Torg remodels an underused car-park into a paved public square. Outdoor seating follows the outline of a church that once stood on the site; a reflection of history, bridging the past and the present.
The design of the square respects history, while setting the scene for everyday life. The arrangement of chequered granite paving stones forms a pattern that represents the town’s old street grid, while the imprint of the church is defined with a different configuration. The square was designed to accommodate a variety of activities and events, open to all. Norra Torggatan, one of the streets running along the square, has been redesigned to be pedestrian-friendly, entertaining a number of open-air cafés.