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  1. 1. DON JOHNSON LONTOC a r c h i t e c t u r e + p l a n n i n g p o r t f o l i o
  2. 2. CONTENT Curriculum Vitae / Resume Architectural Design Architectural Studios: (Manual drafting) Architectural Thesis and Research: Community Architecture: A Coconut-based Sustainaning Community Urban Planning and Design Urban Design Analysis: Regeneration of Barking Central in London Urban Planning and Design: A recomposition project along Rho-Agrate border axis in Milan.. Policy Design: Regeneration of eastern border of Milano Urban Design and Strategies: An Urban Tourism Strategy along Seine River in Cergy-Pontoise Photography 1 3 10 14 19 23 DON JOHNSON LONTOC a r c h i t e c t u r e + p l a n n i n g p o r t f o l i o
  3. 3. ABOUT + CV I am a critical thinker,person-oriented and versatile individual who have had less than a year of work experience as a graduate architect in a Filipino-based international company with good technical skills in creative architec- tural design and drafting , and strong graphical communication. More so, I am an urban planning graduate in Politecnico di Milano with good capabilities in handling issues of urban design, urban policies and physi- cal and strategic planning in different scales. Work Junior Designer and Innovations R + D unit assistant Palafox Associates. Manila,The Philippines May- Sept 2011 Internship Environmental Planning assistant (Internship) Urban Simulation Laboratory ‘Fausto Curti’. Milan, Italy April-June 2013 Architectural Assistant Part II (Internship) Palafox Associates. Manila,The Philippines May – June 2010 Architectural Assistant Part I (Internship) Jonathan Gan + Associates Education Master of Science in Urban Planning and Policy Design Major in regional, urban and environmental planning 2 year international program taught entirely in English Politecnico di Milano- Milan, Italy Sept 2011- Dec 2013 Erasmus exchange programme European Tack: Tackling Metropolitan Challenges in Europe atInstitut d’urbanisme du Paris (Planning Institute of Paris)- Paris, France Oct 2012- Feb 2013 Bachelor of Science in Architecture 5 year program taught in English Far Eastern University- Manila,The Philippines June 2006-March 2011 Skills Computer Aided Design and Drafting Drafting: AutoCAD; Sketchup; basics of Revit and ArchGIS Graphics: Adobe Creative suites (Adobe Photoshop; Adobe Illustrator, Adobe In design); HDR ; Corel Draw and AutoPano. Productivity: Microsoft Offce Contact: Current location: Manila, Philippines Date of Birth: May 22 1989 Email:; Mobile #: +639998465783 Useful links DON JOHNSON LONTOC a r c h i t e c t u r e + p l a n n i n g p o r t f o l i o
  4. 4. 100-bed Hospital Design Location: The Philippines Medium: Manual drafting; Kure colors; color pencils; and AutoCAD ARCHITECTURAL HANDWORKS Candaba Wetland Center Design Competition 3rd placer Location: Candaba, Pampanga ( Philippines) Medium: Manual drafting; kure colors; color pencils Sustainability I Energy-efficient bldg 100 Bed-hospital design Location: Philippines Medium of presentation: Manual frafting; kure colors, color pencils and AutoCAD ARCHITECTURAL HANDWORKS Candaba Wetland Center Design Competition 3rd placer out of the 30 proposals Location: Pampanga, Philippines Meduim of instruction: manual drafting; kure and color pencils. Ferry Terminal I Vacation House I Townhouse I Master Plan DevelopmentFerry terminal I Vacation house I Towhouse I Master plan development
  5. 5. The new ferry terminal site is located at the very heart of the metropolis of Manila and along its major waterway. There has been a line of ferry service on the river over the last decades but due to dereliction and low expendi- tures in maintenance, little by little ferry terminals and its boats have started to provide inefficient services. The site is located next to a few important landmarks in the metropolis, namely the Quaipo church and the Central Post office. Basically, the design of the new terminal embodies simplicity and seemless design. The ides behind is to simply adopt the concept of a terminal which is a transit area for other services. The architec- tural facade is simply employed by glass curtain walls with an arcuated roof for various design considerations. The new ferry terminal is not just a place where ferry riders and boats meet but also the site where it is located is being designed urbanistically to extend the existing public spaces nearby the terminal. Ferry Terminal Design Quiapo church Pasig River Metropolitan Theater Philippine Post Office To Manila Piers To Manila Piers To Laguna de bay To Laguna de bay LRT line Landmarks Land and River Traffic frequency Site Profile Site Considerations: The proposal of a ferry terminal at the very heart of Manila is seen not only to boost the option of ferry rider as a form of metropolitan transportation but also as a an opportu- nity to include other forms of transportation and connecting the jigsaw form of transportation in the metropolis of Manila. Bike sharing system and direct connection to existing LRT line are being considered on the ferry terminal’s landscape urbanism. The position of the new ferry terminal is situated in different manner in such a way that there are no possible infrastrcutre obstructions of view from the waiting area; more so, direct sun light is highly considered from this building layout. Ferry embankment LRT line Bike sharing system Site ViewTransit Location Safety and Protection New Public Space
  6. 6. East elevation Physical model The new public space: the intersection are among the prime public transportation in the metropolis: LRTv1, SUVs and the proposed ferry terminal The proposed ferry terminal’s location Seawall made out of grass paving on Way in/way out connecting bridge Ferry boats’loading deck made of recycled composite wood Projected model of the ferry terminal’s site Pasig RiverLandscape Manila Skyline Waiting area Design Considerations: Floor Plan: The ferry terminal is greatly perceived to its function as a public infrastrcture through it seemless floor plan layout; the floor plan provides a smooth transition for passengers , be it to way in and way out. The areas rendered in gray are those private and leased areas. while those in gold brown are those areas directly intended for riders. Acoustics: Awning and casement windows are being employed in most of its glass curtain walls to promote natural convection of air. and daylight. Some areas are being employed with glass blocks to control the noise from the crownd and all other emechanical noise. Climate: Canopy protects the entrance from direct solar heat radiation. The terminal’s roof design -arcuated roof- directs rainwater to proper drainage and lawn ( or c onsidered to be quay walls). New public space Entrance To LRT 1 To Metropolitan Theater Pasig River Admin office Exit Waiting area Ticketing office food stalls Hall way to ferry boats Public areas Private areas Way in Way out Way in to the ferry boat way out from theferry boat Human flow schemePrivate-Public areas schemeGeneral Floor scheme
  7. 7. Arcuated roof Metal structural members Glass curtain walls Structural concept: Conceptual idea of the proposed public space: An architectural urban element Exit food stallsWaiting area Entry way Admin office A greater perspective from the proposed ferry terminal A section The proposed ferry terminal’s location To Metropolitan theater / SUV terminals To LRT 1
  8. 8. Way out bridge Waiting area
  9. 9. The project is to design a condotel located at the city various high rise condominum, hotels, condotels, offices are undeniably visible. the basic design of the condotel is to accommodate various types of users from single to young families. The condotel floor layout is divided to secure privacy of the occupants while it operates its public services to others. The condotel’s design includes ammenities that suit the needs of all walks of life such as a spa, cafe, gym ,swim- ming pool and trail; it as well offers a charming view of the metropolis by its high rise design and glass curtain walls incorporated by wood and metal materials to providing accent on its facade design. Condo-tel Design UP Loading/unloading parking lot Commercial space Waiting/ lounge area The building core Service area Main entry way Admin office Concierge To underground parking areas Entry way Sun basking area Sun basking area Elevated pool area Jogging trail Jogging trail Jogging trail Lounge area Multi purpose hall Gym area Spa area Pocket garden Public T&B Viewing deck Parking and Concierge area: This area is highly devoted to parking areas that has to accommodate a huge number of its residents. Underground parking lots are distributed into three area.The concierge area , however, is designed to cater not just the residents of the condo units but as well as transient users through its lease-sspace for commercial purposes. This space can cater a mid size restaurant or a fast food chain. This Ammenities area: The area that includes commercial and lesiure- baased activities. Its ciruclation design greatly focuses area, pool area, spa and gym, and a multi purpose hall. Building structure/footprint building core Site Plan (ground floor plan) Floor Plan (Ammenities) major road Entry way to the multi storey underground parking area Entry way to the multi storey underground parking area building footprint
  10. 10. Occupancy level Natural air flow ( Building and the superblock diagram) Building entrancePrivate-Public levels Natural light through its glass curtain walls Building core Architectural Design Considerations Hallway Air conditioning condenser Studio unit One bedroom unit Two bedroom unit Waste chute Condo units floor plan Studio units One-bedroom units Two-bedroom unit building core Condo units: The units are laid out according to a simple geometric shape; in this case, functionality and efficiency of the limited lot are being best used. Units are classified as: studio units; one-bedroom unit; and two-bedroom unit. The basic principle of the plan affirms the importance of building core in a dedign which caters huge number of crowd. Conceptual model Location profile
  11. 11. Building Envelope Design Non-load bearing exterior walls: 1200 mm x 3400 mm Angled clear-glass units 100 mm x 100 mm White aluminum mullions and mulins Plustered- concrete on white paint Building structure1 Aluminum panels 3 4 2 2 Interior flooring: marble finished Building materials Bldg blocks Lounge and commercial area Three- sotrey underground parking lot Section A Elevated pool area Outdoor ammentieis: Sun basking area Outdorr lounge area Jogging trail Pocket gardens Indoor ammenities: Gym Muti purpose area Lounge area Spa area Public toilet and bath The Building Core Non-load bearing wall: Glass curtain wall A1 Section (A1) of Condo units and the indoor and outdoor ammenities. Waste chute Air conditioning condenser HVAC room Elevator hallway Emergency stairs Service elevator The building core’s floor scheme
  12. 12. Pool and sun basking area ArchitecturalArchitectural Pool and sun basking area Condo unit (Living room) Reception area VisualizationVisualization
  13. 13. Design Concept: Adaptive design that advocates harmony between human and its environment. It’s design basic principle optimizes the resources as part of man’s life and its its community. Cluster facade concept: It represents a strong force which allows it to blend with nature. A wind concept that allows the units as one to communicate to its environment. Cluster facade shows strong force of inclination, which gives the impression of of populous activities happening or movement within the area. The concept of cluster of farmers’ houses is being used for proper and wee zoning, ventilation, natural lighting, and equal distribution of coconut plantation (modulatr design). Community Development: A sustainable development that upholds three core principles on its design: socio-culutural concept; sustain- ing practice and building sustainability; and, sense of community. Desigh goals: Service-oriented community, balance in growthof man and, and innovativness in design planning. Site development concet: ‘’ A human body concept for a humanitarian develop- ment’’, as its site development concept evokes a system- atic and centralized structiure of community. Architectural Thesis and Research: Community Architecture and Building Sustainability A Coconut-based sustaining community ARCHITECTURAL THESIS BUILDING SUSTAINABILITY Sustainable Architecture: A Coconut-based Sustaining Community The Central community is strategically situated where there are less coconut trees. It follows the design of ‘’ laws of the indies’’ on central planning where the chruch and public administration were in front of each plazas during spanish era. The clusters of farmers‘ house are located at the heart of the plantation not only for space functionality but also for an experen- tial tour. Having the farmers’ house at the center of plantation, it could create a peaceful ambiance that may drive people to build a’ ‘’ sense of community’ and belongingness’. DESIGN CONCEPT: Adaptive design that advocates harmony between human and its environment. It opti- mizes in its design principles our natural resources as part of man’s life and its designed community. The design goals are: Service -oriented, commu- nity, balance in growth of man and its environ- ment, and innovativess in design planning which fundamentally caters the needs of its end users. F armers’ production area I Farmers’ house I Farmers’ market
  14. 14. Semi private private Flexibility and functionality The ability of spaces to be multifunctional through open planning ‘’Maaliwalas’’ The atmosphere that gives a feeling of comfortability through design strategies and furniture layouts. Zonal Space Elevations ARCHITECTURAL THESIS BUILDING SUSTAINABILITY Space Focus: Farmers’house Akyat Balkon Sala Silong (Koprahan) Akyat Latrina Banggera Batalan Akyat Akyat Silid Koprahan sa ibaba Balkon Lower Ground Floor Plan 1:50 Upper Ground Floor Plan 1:50 Public housing is more than just a place to live, public programs should provide opportunities to residents and their families -- Carolyn McCarthy Structural Framing: Baloon Framing Wall Framing Roof Framing West South North East Structural Framing Baloon Framing Conceptual Diagrams: Building sustainability Natural air flow and natural light analysis Cluster of farmers’house model Natural air flow and natural light analysis Farmers’house conceptual model
  16. 16. Overview: Barking district is located at the suburban area of East London, England. It is identifies by the London Plan as part of 35 major city centres in Greater London - a document which identifies the opportunities of eacy city and probably concentration of efforts for future development. Barking central area consits of two main areas proposed for regeneration; Barking Central and Barking Riverside. The London Barking Central project was designed as a mix used -led urban development project that sought to revitalize the old town centre which was at the point of dereliction. It was organized in two phases over a period of 5 years each. The design includes seven new buildings such as a new learning centre over 500 residential apartments., 66 bed hotel, bicycle sheds for 250 bikes, nine rental units, a cafe, a new town square and an arboretum. The phase 1 includes the Barking Central Learning ( provides facilities such as the new town library, confer- ence hall, cafes, shops, and galleries for public usage through the regeneration of their oldbig library.The phase I of the urban design and development includes the the creation of new Barking central centre with over 250 apartments above it and a new town sqaure located opposite the existing town hall. It was opened on September 2007 creating a new image in the town centre which offers a certain liveability and functionality previously absent. The phase II includes the arboretum that sits at the center of the town square; the old baths which turns into bath house building that provides apartment units; same goes also with the lemonade building; and lastly, the Piano works which consists of low budget hotel. Urban Design Analysis: Barking Central London Regeneration To Central London 1 1 2 5 5 2 3 3 4 4 Barking Central District: The new sociable street Existing Central Park Improving blocks and streets Town centre walkheel Existing railway line Green backbone: the walkable streets Barking central has undergone a significant change due to its designaion as an opportunity area inthe London Plan. Its key posiion as a transport interchange and locaion in the Thames gateway also played a significant role. Four key sites within the town centre were the subject of development in master plan whichincludes the staion quarter, London Street, Axe Street, and the town centre re-development (Barking Town Centre Movement Strategy, Mouchel Parkman 2005) Central Movement Strategy for Barking Town Center The Central movement strategy sets the direcion for pedestrian connecion, parking, and public transport connecivity. It takes into account the exising and new developments of the town centre ( Mouchel Parkman, 2005) Barking Central London
  17. 17. argaret’s Church Barking Central’s extended public space 1 2 3 4 Lemonade building Piano works Bath house Barking central library Barking Central map Barking Central Regeneration Largely an abandoned industrial area with brownfield sites, Barking was a depressed town centre with very low-density of develop- ment. The architects and urban designers, aiming for urban regeneration, have produced a high density development to enhance the new image of the Barking Centre. An indication of the densification that has occured, makes the new Barking Centre a compact and dense urban landscape. The heights of the lemonade building and the mid-rise buildings of of Bath houses illustrates the orientation of this urban development to a denser barking centre. Urban fabrics of the Barking Town Centre Rope Works (named after the original Rope Works, situated in Barking Central, circa 1890) sits on top of the structure for the BLC, and is further supported on a dramatic colonnade of V columns. The public realm provides an unusual and dynamic ground plan which unites all the building elements of the scheme. The buildings each have individual characters expressed in form and material approach thus providing variety within the urban fabric and making Barking Town Centre a landmark development. Bath House (named after the Old Bath House which was used for town meetings) defines the north side of a new public square designed in collaboration with muf architecture/art. Late on in the development of the Masterplan, the brief changed to incoporate a 66-budget hotel The building sites between the existing Police Station and The Lemonade Building on the Ripple Road frontage Largely an abandoned industrial areas with brownfield sites , Barking used to be a depressed town center with low very density. The architects aiming toward regeneration has produced a high density development to enhane the new image of the Barking Centre. Four new buildings were inserted into the old industrial site and learning centre as a greatly densifeid area with building ranging from 2 to 17 floors. The proposed pedestrian area around the new Barking Central. The height of the Lemonade building responds to the tower of the Town Hall at the other end of the Arboretum, whilst providing a signal representing both the heart of the town centre and its regenera- tion (Enclave). High Density Development from an abandoned industrial site
  18. 18. St. Margaret’s chruch Extension of Barking Central’s public space Morphology Character: Another important idea in the morpohology of Barking Central is the individuality of the building form in terms of height, shape and elevational treatment. The buildings portray different heights ranging from 3 to 17 floors and varying floor space within the Barking regenra- tion areas. Enclave Another interesting idea expressed in the public space concet was the massing of the buildings by the designers to formally enclose the spaces line an enclave. Taken as general, the form of Barking Central has created a formally and balance enclosement image. Public Space: Interlocing blocks of Barking Learning Centre: In terms of morphology, the design of mid-rise buildings employed an idea od interlocking blocks with different materials and cladding to reduce the massing of such a large structure. Another interesting part of the design is the retention of the existing library built during the 1070s. Urban Design Analysis New cluster of central public space Extension of public space New landmark The Arboretum New Town Identity Regenerated Public Space
  19. 19. The region contains of both dense urban fabric and suburban sprawl. It has a high connectivity to Milan and autostrada transversing across it. Other than Milan itself, Monza is the most populated city within the region. This area has a history of industr and is known around the world for furniture production. It also consists of large amount of industrial infrastructure both in use and abandoned. Design and justify purpose of regional strategy: The creation of regional strategies and spatial planning is an approach preferred by the European Union; by develop- ing a regional strategy for the area, this will allow for a more comprehensive to be developed benefiting the entire region. Creating interaction and cooperation amongst the municipalities will be the key to creating a large successful region that benefits the entire society. There will be the creation of an intra-regional body to assist municipality cooperation and distribute benefits and gains. A ‘profit sharing’ will also be established so as to make sure all areas benefit from the regional plan. In order to to this, properties or area values will be assessed prior to intervention so that gains could then be distributed properly. Regional plan’s objectives: Basic principle - DNA code By modifyng the DNA through a series of mutation, the entire genetic codes will be addressed and evolve. These mutations are specific interventions placed at strategic locations within the region. The mutation will then act as a catalyst first interacting with, and then changing the area. As these changes occur, the surrounding commuity will begin to benefit. These areas are considered the chromosomes while the elemets of the actions are the genes. The general characteristics or traits can also applied to different areas around the region where conditiond are similar. With these small scale interventions a larger network is established, this occurs by interlinking spaces and connecting elements. Through this connection of mutations a larger chain or genotype is developed. In order to facilitate the movement and continuation of the catalyst throughout the region connections such as the autostrada, green spaces, canals and cycle paths would be used. The utilisation of these connectors allow smaller specific regions to spread and continue into the surrounding areas. To limit the spread of the mutations into areas where it is undesired, growth inhibitors will be introduced . These inhibitors include green belts and cycle paths,along with policy and utilising built-structures as boundaries. To address employment issues, incubator centres will be introduced at various points within the region. An incubator centre will function as a location for entrepre- neurs and small business set up to operate. Once new business has established itself it will then be able to transfer to surrounding vacant property thereby filling holes in the existing urban fabric. Implementation : The implementation of the plan will occur in a long time span. The first action consists of creating new connectors for the mutation for the mutation to spread from. At that point, the mutation will be inserted beginning the evolution of the region. By mapping and changing the genetic code thsi strategy assesses issues at a deeper level and look at them at a long term solution. Urban Planning and Design: A recomposition project in Rho-agrate border axis in Milan MILANO MONZA CONCOREZZO AGRATE BRIANZA CAPONAGO CINISELLO BALSAMO PADERNO DUGNANO SESTO SAN GIOVANNI BRUGHERIO BRESSO CUSANO MILANINO CORMANO NOVATE MILANESE BOLLATE ARESE PERO RHO BARANZATE GARBAGNATE MILANESE SENAGO LIMBIATE VAREDO NOVA MILANESE MUGGIO COLOGNO MILANESE MILANO MONZA CONCOREZZO AGRATE BRIANZA CAPONAGO CINISELLO BALSAMO PADERNO DUGNANO SESTO SAN GIOVANNI BRUGHERIO BRESSO CUSANO MILANINO CORMANO NOVATE MILANESE BOLLATE ARESE PERO RHO BARANZATE GARBAGNATE MILANESE SENAGO LIMBIATE VAREDO NOVA MILANESE MUGGIO COLOGNO MILANESE Autostrada Metro line Regional rail line Citadels Historical centres Nodes Grey platform Territorial analysis Collective City: it is set of citadels that work in this region and are the eipcenter activities ranging exhibition to retail . These equipments occupy large landmarks to develop populous and crowded activities. Trapped City: This is a land locked by infrastructure, growth is as internal idea and not an expnanding image. Abandoned City: A city at an abandoned stage of decay. A grey platform hollowed out buildings and occupied by gypsies and homeless.
  20. 20. Milan 1.30 M Bresso 0.26 M Rho 0.56 M Pero 0.90 M Cinisello Balsamo 0.36 M Agrate Brianza 0.35 M 0.81 M Sesto San Giovanni 0.25 M Brugherio 55 + 27 + -26 55 + 27 + -26 55 + 27 + -26 55 + 27 + -26 55 + 27 + -26 55 + 27 + -26 55 + 27 + -26 27 + -26 55 + Autostrada Socio-economic and built-form analysis This diagram patterns the existing tows and municipali- ties situatated at the norther border of Milan munici- pality; as shown there are exisiting mass transit lines ( metro and regional trains) that traverse these towns however studies have shown that these facilities are not enough for each stations are in larger interval distance. With the respect to having slow mobility network, these region of Milan do not possess such transport network which leaves with no option its population to be dependent to mass transportation lines. Empirical evidences have shown as well that it is difficult to get into these regions despite having connections such as tram lines for there are no direct access from the center of Milan to each city centers of these municipalities and towns. This diagram patterns the municipalities that the auto- strada intersects; documenting the magnitude open spaces, grey platforms ,citadels, built spaces, and immigration: Open spaces and grey patforms share equal distribution in each of the municipalities; most municipalities lying along the Autostrada have high diversity and built structrures; the immigrant popula- tion is directly proportional to the hierarach of grey platforms, and lastly, fewer open spaces and high number of grey platforms along the water canal. Rho-Agrate border axis Milan, Italy Autostrada Low Medium High Migrants Water canal Open spaces Built spaces Grey platforms Citadels Age I Population -26 0 -26 years old +27 27 - 55 yeard old +55 55 - 85 years old Metro lines Regional train lines Autostrada Catalyst Mutaion: A catalyst is device inserted into a conflu- ence of muliple towns not only to uniing them, but a precur- sor for a larger urban change as well. For a catalyst to have a far reaching impact the device is proposed with connecing environments to channelize the change ans and nodes thereby compounding the effect of its presence.. Green Chromosome: The five idenified green zones are an aggregaion of open spaces that are uniied by the connecing instruments that stem from the catalyst. Each of these green clusters derives funcion and program through a negoiaion between the catalyst and the individual project that resides in its vicinity through the connectors. Regional strategy along the Rho-Agrate border axis Genesis The analysis of the territory led to the atribuion of selected keywords to specific elements that defined the territory. Among the idenified phenomenon was the Wall city (Autostrada) , Transformaive City (growth of built spaces in the region), Inherit- ance City (the relaionship between historical centres and water systems in the area) and shatered green spaces (the fragmented open spaces in the fabric of the region).It was noiced that each of these phenomenon intersected with the Autostrada more than once and shared a definite physical and precepional relaionship. The DNA structure: We idenified with this project through a DNA Helix. A web of environments composed in a knot of relaionships orbiing along a spine; the Autostrada. These environments are composed of regions that share similar vocabulary of historical spaces, open-spaces, grey plaforms, built-up and citadels. Each environment cluster offers a unique opportunity and define constraints as they are divided by topograhpy, municipaliies and infrastrucrures
  21. 21. Design Guidelines Design GuidelinesNew municipal public space New promenade development Section A Section B Open public space New promenade New bike lane New landscape design New street-scape New street-scape New public space New tram line connected to the new public space New bus stops Commercial Commercial Commercial Residential Residential Residential Residential Medium-to high density occupation development Commercial Residential Residential Urban Strategies
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  23. 23. The territory is located in the North West of Milan, around the tangentiale ovest ( By-Past Road) and the canals, where the municipalities of Settimo Milanese, Cusago, Trezano, Sul Naviglio and Cesano Boscone shares borders with eash other and with the municipality of Milano shows an interesting array of land development that does follow any particular rule of urban develop- ment. A patchwork of industrial , agricultural and residential development dot and intersperse each other, the end results being a network of urban areas with very strong local indentites. In MIlan- Settimo Axis, one can see a vast expansion of urban parks: The project is to enhance recreation with sports activities in the underlined Parco della Cave, Parco di Trenno and Bosconi Citta Parks and connect with the EXPO 2015 through a slow mobility network around the area. The areas of Intervention as a representation of the Project: Agro -Industrial Park, respond to the concept of “Productivity and Recreation” that develops mechanisms of productivenes of the greenspaces and slow mobility networks. In Milano-Settimo Milanese Axis there are vast expansion of “green and water”: 1) Proximity of agricultural roads and bikes network; 2) Vast agricultural surfaces easily allocated for development but supported by and lastly, 3) Sustainable slow paths connectivity. In Milano - Settimo Milanese axis there are vast expansion of urban parks: The project is to enhaced recreation with sport activities in the underlined Parco delle Cave, Parco di Trenno and Bosco in Citta Parks and connect with the EXPO 2015 through slow mobility network. Policy Design: Border Regeneration in Milan Piazza del Duomo Naviglio Piazza del Duomo Naviglio About the diagram: This diaram patters the exisitng the municipalites that the selected intervention area traverses. Evidently, the closer towns and municipalities registered to having larger number of population as compared to to those at the peripheral areas. There are two important urban elements that can be found within this area; the Autostrada (expressway) and the ever famous historical canal -- Naviglio. About the diagram: This diagram patters the built up structures near the selected intervention area; as shown, the area is filled with highly densed built structures yet surrounded by large span of green areas. These areas are situated at the eastern peripheral areas of Milan. This area is located below the EXPO 2015 site. Territorial Criticalities of Naviglio Canal: The critical issue s in Naviglio area are the presence of polluted lands and the few abandoned industries . Historically, a once dominant industrial area supported by the railway s and roads have been a dramatic decline in activity with several sites defunct and polluted by previous activities. Autostrada (Tangentiale) Criticalities: The Tangentiale is marked by parks and green open space system fragmentation. The parks in the territory such as the Parco della Cave and Bosco in Citta della Girrettas are so fragmented with no connections amongst them; thus, it creates a sort of discontinous green system. Abandoned industrial areas Industrial areas Residential areas Polluted areas A A B B
  24. 24. Project Replicability along the border of Milan Metropolis Fixing the puzzle: Composing sub-projects Project EXPO 2015 Projected field Intervention II Project Via D’acqua Project Parco 5 Comuni project field InterventionI Regi Verde Projected field intervention II Projected field intervention I Regi Verde The three identifible subprojects could be said to distinctive but intrinsically interrelated. Comparing to this to the puzzling box, we identify these three subprojects as three puzzle boxes that create less significance unless unified and properly ‘fitted together’. Thus, the Creative park , Recreative park and Energy park made permeable and unified through Slow Mobility and interconnected functions operate together to give a ’sense of meaning’ to the integrated Agroindustrial Park. Creative Park Green Energy Park Recreative Park Slow mobility network I Green Energy Park I Creative Park I Recreational Park I Experimental knowldge agro research Food production Commercialisation and marketing Rural and Urban interchange mixity Agricultural preservation and improvement Nature and beauty Recreation and leisure Rural and urban interchange mixity Bio-fuel / organic waste Food production Experimental knowledge agro research Agricultural preservation and improvement SUSTAINABILITY WALKABILITY Urban Scenario Highly urbanized society Bike sharing system I Re-used caschinas I Discovering landscape I Rural landscape I Sustainable practice Slow Moblity network Urban Scenarios slow mobility network
  25. 25. Urban Design and Strategies: An Urban Tourism Strategy along Seine River in Cergy-Pontoise Located at the cross of the Ile de- France region and Normandy, as well as at the heart of the Seine Axis and at the gate of the North Seine canal, Cergy Pontoise agglomeration benefits from a strateigc position. The goal is to capture inland touristic flows coming mainly from Ile- de France, but also from west of France, thanks to the construction of th Paris Normandy TGV line. More than its strategic location, the Oise valley is full of treasures, between the Confluence with the Seine and Isle-Adam. The territory presents various identites. The impressionist painters’ legacy id known worldwide. The future building of the North Seine Canal : link between North Europe and French water- way networks will increase the number of fluvial tourists. Cruise boats will stop in Achères, where a multimodal harbor project is under discussion. Private leisure boats can stop in Cergy Port, a greatly coveted marina in Ile de France. However, this marina is today saturated and there is an ongoing project for its extension. Cergy then becomes a prerequisite place for different kinds of tourism: private boaters as well as cruise passengers. Finally, another major asset of this territory and which place it as an interesting centrality for leisure is the outdoor leisure park of Cergy Pontoise, curled up in the Oise loop The park centralizes a unique diversity of water sports and leisure activities in Ile- de - France, for which an increasing demand is observed. The multiplicity of possiblities offerd by this territory constitute its richness. It is a remarkable place for its tourism, however lacking of visibility. Its identites are fragmented and its image is not homogenous. The multiplicity of possibilities offered by this territory constitute its richness. It is a remarkable place for tourism, however lacking of visibility. Its identities are fragmented and its image is not homogeneous. Our approach aims at proposing a coherent touristic offer, notably through attrac- tive and connected places, and the creation of a global touristic identity. Thus presented, the territory becomes a new polarity in west of the Ile-de-France region, off the beaten track of the capital, where there is something for everyone. Confluence Saint Honorine Cergy port L’isle Adam port Achères-Ville Tangentialle Confluence Seine-Oise Charles De Gaulle airport Disneyland Marne-la-Vallée -chessyRER E RER C RER A Orly airport Saint lazare TGV To Normandy Tour Eiffel La Défense Pontoise Cergy Versailles 3 Territorial Analysis: Cergy Pontoise Municipality Development pole of Grand Paris project RER line /metro line TGV line / regional rail line within Ill De France Development pole of Grand Paris project Regional Analysis: A strategic territory at the cross of the Seine-Oise axis and the Grand Paris These newly finished or ongoing projects will generate a transport hub which will relieve the actual network and increase the transport capac- ity of the territory. The historical confluence will become the northwest fluvial gate of the Greater Paris. It will reinforce the capacity of the territory around the Seine in its urban, economical and environmental dimensions. Historical Idenity: The Impressionist Legacy Despite the widely promoted “new town” image, theoldest traces of human civilisaion on the territory of Cergy- Pontoise dates from the neolithic period, from 5000 to 2500 years BC. A menhir aging from this period can be seen in Cergy in the yard of the reirement home. An archeologic site, classified as an Historical Monument is also visible in the village of Vauréal. Later in the history, medieval villages setled around the river and on the Vexin
  26. 26. B Slow Mobility Network (A) This maps develop more in detail here the territory of the Leisure corridor, compounded with three key spaces: the Axe-Majeur, the Outdoor leisure park and Cergy Port. The connecion between those three spaces will also be subject to specific studies and proposals. The main strategic idea developed through our different zooms on each of the space is the following: The Leisure park will be located at the cross of two new public spaces which are the future Port and the Axe-Majeur, and which will be the disper- sion places of the visitors towards the tourisic opportuniies offered by the larger territory (Vexin, Cergy centre, Auvers-sur-Oise, Pontoise). Focus on the Leisure Corridor (B) Firstly,the idea is to redirect those flows of internaional tourists to the territory and its places of interest. It would then may be neces- sary to lead a promoion campaign of the territory to the big cruise organizaions. And lastly, the idea is to valorize the links between the territory and different itneraries and enhance the quality of life and well being of residents. Adding toursiics value to a cycle iinerary means to have coninuity in the network, but also ensure the quality and the comfort of the trip, enhance the links with the town centres, public transport staions and infrastructures. Design Guidelines proposed design Soft border Bike and pedestrian lane New streetscape design promenade Hard border Un-passable lots for public usage river river Section AA Section A The new public space’s connectivity Urban Strategies in Cergy- Pontoise A mix-used public space: The goal is to create a public-oriented place, widely open and accessible. Port Cergy II is thought as a seamless extension of the neigh- borhood. It will provide open housing blocks with shops and restaurants on the ground floor, a new hotel to accommodate local and foreign tourists and a parking at the entrance of the new port. Proposing a dry port on the opposite bank, extension of the port,and open housing blocks. A new welcome facility is developed, providing information to the tourists arriving by the river and from the inland territory. The public space is wide which allows temporary facilities to host many type of programs: musical events, farm market, and a boat fare. The new public space’s connectivity Urban Scenarios
  27. 27. NEW IMAGE REGENERATION Photo montages Urban Scenarios Lot Appropriation Design Guideline Section Axe Majeur development Section Axe Majeur bridge Open space below the Axe Majeur bridge Axe Majeur foot steps Commercial development bear Axe Majeur CollonadeViewing deck and new streetscape design To the outdoor leisure park New bike and pedestrian lane New bike and pedestrian lane private lots promenade and the outdoor leisure park Existing roadways L’Oise river Urban Strategies
  28. 28. DON JOHNSON LONTOC a r c h i t e c t u r e + p l a n n i n g p o r t f o l i o