Rond(e) is a French word for adjective “circle-shaped”

Historic sources tell that architects professional community used a polonised noun Rondo when addressing the little square with greenery at the newly-planned Asnyka street in Lviv (now Akad. Bohomoltsia str.).

This design feature was an essentially modern urban invention at the turn of the twentieth century along with other violations of the Lviv building code implemented in this street layout. This marked a time when space between buildings started to matter no less than the structures (with their décor) themselves.