Since the invention of the car, motorised traffic has a great impact on how cities look like worldwide. A lot of cases show that city planning focuses on motorised traffic. Public spaces like streets are often solely designed for the use by cars. Other users such as pedestrians or cyclists just get the room left. As a consequence public life and the quality of life in cities decrease due to the importance of streets for social and societal reasons. Streets have multiple functions for their citizens. To fulfil these functions, the design has to allow and underline those. The Shared Space idea attempts to foreground these functions and can be seen as an answer to the traffic dominated planning, which affects cities worldwide. Since 2013, Austria has an adaption of the Shared Space idea in the StVO, called “Begegnungszone”. This Begegnungszone can be seen as legal pavement for the design of a Shared Space and offers an opportunity for the realisation of this kind of projects. This thesis is a report on the Shared Space idea, which follows the design for a Begegnungszone. It presents the role public spaces play for cities and their citizens and what duty the design has. The idea of Shared Space is described, followed by de description of the Begegnungszone. This is the basis for the design of the main square in Turnau, Styria. Because of its local parameters, this public space suits well for testing the design of Begegnunsgszonen. The designing process demonstrates the potentials Begegnungszonen have for planning and designing a city.