Lynn McMahon participated in the European Forum in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, which discussed the findings of Europan 9. The prize-winning project ‘Interactive Flexibility’ was exhibited at the Forum. This proposal for the development of Slatina Square in Opatija, Croatia, was included in the ‘Public and Private Spaces’ discussion.
The concept of ‘Interactive Flexibility’ is about creating an environment in which the inhabitants of the town can define the space that is to be created for them, giving them a level of control that they usually only experience in their private lives. The square is conceived as a space in which various pieces of recessed urban furniture – seats, tables, market stalls, fountains or street lamps – can be brought up to ground level when required.