Henreitte Vamberg. Places for People

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Henreitte Vamberg. Places for People

  1. 1. Places for PeopleHenriette Vamberg, Director
  2. 2. Gehl ArchitectsA wish for making anImpact with a humancentred planningperspective
  3. 3. Those were the days when architects were big, and people were quite small....The all time low point of City planning
  4. 4. Life Space Buildings
  5. 5. 12 key quality criteriaQuality criteria for the public realm PROTECTION
  6. 6. 1
  7. 7. Pedestriansshould be protected against trafficaccidents …
  8. 8. Pedestrians should be offered a safe environment free of traffic accidentsSeparate systemsgive no securityand do not feelsafe
  9. 9. Create safe conditions for pedestriansBut not likethis!
  10. 10. People want to go direct
  11. 11. Pedestrians should be offered a safe environment free of crime and violence2
  12. 12. People should feel safe
  13. 13. Pedestrians should be offered protection against unpleasant climatic conditions Prioritise comfort – create shelter 3
  14. 14. 3
  15. 15. 12 quality criteria COMFORT
  16. 16. Walking along Create good conditions for pedestrians - so they can move freely4
  17. 17. Pedestrians should be offered a nice walking environmentAvoid uneven surfaces
  18. 18. Pedestrians should be offered a nice walking environment Chiang Mai, Thailand Rijeka, CroatiaAvoid obstacles
  19. 19. Pedestrians should be offered a nice walking environment Italy UKAvoid obstacles
  20. 20. Create good conditions for pedestriansNot toonarrow….or filledup with parkedcars New York Belgrade, Serbia
  21. 21. Create good conditions for pedestriansAvoid stairs Germany
  22. 22. Mexico
  23. 23. Walking across Avoid long waiting times 4Sydney, Australia
  24. 24. People should be offered possibilities to stand and sit 5Avoid long straight and closed facades
  25. 25. People should be offered possibilities to stand and sitSydney, Australia Edinburg, UK
  26. 26. People should be offered possibilities to sitAvoid odd and cold materials 6
  27. 27. People should be offered possibilities to sitMontevideo, Uruguay
  28. 28. People should be offered possibilities to sit2000 moveable chairs in Bryant Park N.Y
  29. 29. People should be offered a good viewAvoid placingtowards dullsurroundings7
  30. 30. Give people something beautiful to look at Make it possible to enjoy the viewCopenhagen, Denmark
  31. 31. People should be offered a noise free environment 8
  32. 32. People should be offered a noise free environmentCortona, Italy Montevideo, Uruguay
  33. 33. The space should be inviting for people activities9 Frederiksberg, Denmark
  34. 34. The space should be inviting for people activitiesAvoidmonofunctionaluse
  35. 35. 12 quality criteria ENJOYMENT
  36. 36. Spaces should relate to a human scaleAvoid largeoversized publicspaces10 Oerestad, Denmark
  37. 37. Spaces should relate to a human scale Copenhagen, Denmark
  38. 38. Spaces should provide sun …11 Copenhagen, Denmark
  39. 39. … or shade depending on the climate Italy
  40. 40. A space should be well designed and inviting12 Copenhagen, Denmark
  41. 41. A space should be well designed and invitingRaise thestandard andmaintain thefurniture
  42. 42. When the 12 quality criterias have been applied to a space a good balance can be achieved
  43. 43. The qualities of the pedestrianlandscapePiazza Il Campo, Siena
  44. 44. Fields Shopping Center Ørestad High School Ferring office building
  45. 45. StrædetKay Fiskers Plads Strædet Kay Fiskers Plads
  46. 46. 2 public spaces in Copenhagen8.000 pedestrians per day 8.000 pedestrians per dayOpen, windswept, no human scale. Wonderful climate, human scale0 Benches or Café chairs 372 Benches or Café chairs19 persons = average stationary 258 pers. = average stationaryactivity pattern activity pattern 13 times as many stationary activities in StrædetKay Fiskers Plads, Ørestaden Strædet, City centre
  47. 47. New Road, Brighton _ before CABE Conference - London 53 March 2008
  48. 48. New Road - Brighton, EnglandBefore renovation – September 2005Very few people choose to spend timeat New Road despite proximity totheatres, parks, and cafe’s CABE Conference - London 54 March 2008
  49. 49. New Road – a new route in the city175 % more pedestrian traffic CABE Conference - London 55 March 2008
  50. 50. New Road - Brighton, EnglandAfter the renovation, New Road became one of themost popular places in Brighton to spend time600 % more staying activity4th most important destination in Brighton 60 CABE Conference - London March 2008
  51. 51. www.gehlarchitects.com
  52. 52. blog www.gehlcitiesforpeople.com

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