Open space is always in-between. Between north and south, yesterday and tomorrow, function and shape. Each design for the urban space and landscape has to deal with the site`s specific character, has to envision future space. Deriving from this paradigm a new local identity is being defined during the design process. The design is developed within a spatial, chronological and material context. The formal language of surfaces, plants and functional elements and details is derived from the design's motif.