Design is all around us, shaping our everyday lives. It affects our personality and the environment we create. We gathered a handful of urban design solutions that add color to the Eastern European region.
City Friend | Croatia
The new public transport information columns of Šibenik inform people about local bus timetables and buses’ current location. The project is part of an innovative reorganization of the city’s public transport. The designer aimed to create an eye-catching design in the urban chaos, using color and unique geometric ornamentation that attracts the attention of the passers-by.
Mostar Herit Routes | Bosnia and Herzegovina
The maps show four cultural and tourist routes: architectural attractions, street art examples, recreational opportunities, and cobbled paths in Mostar. The maps are available in print, PDF, and in an app. The collaboration of architects, graphic designers, illustrators, and editors has resulted in a unique visual design that offers an exceptional experience for those who want to explore the city’s treasures in their own special way and following their own paths.
Portal Unity Network | Lithuania
The project was launched by the Benediktas Gylys Foundation in 2021, connecting Vilnius, Lithuania, with Lublin, Poland. In both cities, an 11-tonne, 3.4-meter-high installation was erected to act as a portal. It connects people and cities with each other via a 24-hour live stream. The Foundation’s future goal is to expand the project globally, giving countries the opportunity to connect directly with each other!
Hard Body Hang | Hungary
The company was founded by Szabolcs Csepregi and Tamás Erdélyi at about the same time as street workout was introduced in Hungary. They design climbing walls with special geometries and sports equipment that is placed in public spaces and is accessible to everyone. With this new form of community, they want to support sports enthusiasts, as well as people who can’t afford a gym membership, or who simply prefer to exercise outdoors. HBH, which started as a start-up, has already enjoyed a number of successes on the international and Hungarian markets.
Beer Fountain | Lithuania
Žalec is home to the world’s first fountain that flows with beer instead of water. Green Gold wanted to commemorate the rich tradition of local hop growing. Visitors can taste six different types of beer produced by local breweries. The fountain is open from April to October, during which time several cultural and gastronomic events take place in the area, adding to the extraordinary community experience.