The Key to Safe Streets: Five Cities Humanizing Street Design
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Please note that these Hall of Shame nominations were written in a moment in time (most over a decade ago) and likely have since changed or even been transformed. If the above entry is now great, or still not so great, go ahead and comment below on how it has evolved or nominate it as a great place.

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Hospital de la Santa Creu i de Sant Pau

Barcelona

Spain

Contributed by 
Project for Public Spaces
 on 
June 30, 2003
December 14, 2017

A complex of beautiful buildings that offer many public and private places for rest and contemplation.

What makes it Great?

Why it doesn't work?

The grand buildings that make up this complex are in utter contrast to contemporary hospitals, vast mazes of passages that are cut off from any sense orientation. What went wrong? Here is a complex of beautiful buildings that offer many public and private places for rest and contemplation. There is also a sense that each building has its own purpose, and yet together there is a wholeness that makes this hospital seem very special. Doubtless its layout creates many problems, but many of the positive qualities at this hospital seem missing in our more modern versions.

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Comfort & Image

Uses & Activities

Sociability

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How Quick?

How Cheap?

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