Texas A&M University TEAM #3Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning College of Architecture
LAND601 LAND ARCH DES THRY APP I
INSTRUCTOR: CHANAM LEE
LEADER: CAROLINA PENA ROJAS
MEMBERS: MENGFEI BAO, RUI ZHU,
Ustawi Biomedical Research
Innovation and Industrial
Centers of Africa
The urban form represents an accumulated memory of its origins
and the way it has grown.
1 . MISSION STATEMENT
2 . GOALS & OBJECTIVES
3 . CONCEPTS
4 . RESEARCH & CASE STUDY
5 . LOCATION & CONTEXT
6 . MASTER PLAN
TEAM: HAN, ZHU, BAO, PENA
The master planning of the “Redefined” Biomedical Industrial City is
proposed to meet a full range of healthcare needs as well as different
development centers on a 4,000 acre property in Nakuru, Kenya.
The spatial arrangement in this location will include:
1. Medical district: One main hospital with different specialty centers
and two medical universities.
2. Research district: Centers and laboratories with advanced science in
3. Industrial district: A biomedical industrial park which includes
pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing.
4. Residential and mixed-use: A residential community of different
densities and mixed-use buildings.
5. Recreation and tourism: Diverse recreational spaces for the tourists
and the local people.
This master planning stimulates a redefinition, focus and expansion of the
human, animal, environment and economic areas. The historic and local
traditions will be also preserved and promoted to maintain the essence of
RECREATION AND TOURISM
GOALS & OBJECTIVES
Incorporate multi-functional green infrastructure
Support sustainable and low impact developments
Provide diverse and mixed land uses
Provide diverse opportunities for tourism
Support employment and education opportunities
Promote human’s health
Promote animal’s health
Enhance the sense of health
Local tribe culture
Encourage transit oriented development (TOD)
( ) There is no head position and all parts are equal.
rE Rethink Retreat Refresh Reorganize
FINE Good for human health
Good for energy saving
Good for wildlife protection
Good for economy
Relationship between Green Spaces and Memory
Existing green spaces (Old memory)
Define new green spaces(new
memory), while retaining best existing
Connect the new green spaces and
existing green spaces to become an
entire urban green spaces system.
HUMAN, ENVIRONMENT, ECONOMY, ANIMAL
PNAS 2015 112 (26) 7873-7874; doi:10.1073/iti2615112
Edited by Susan Hanson, Clark University, Worcester, MA, and approved May 15, 2015
•Preferred working experience
•Connection among habitats
•Protection of natural ecosystems
CASE STUDY SUMMARIES
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Year: 2013 - 2014
Size: 1,200 ha
Topic : Urban plan
Project Description: Abuja Centenary City is designed to work in
harmony with nature, it is a city within a city that will offer complete
cosmopolitan lifestyle to its residents, as well as serves as a hub for the
-A GREEN CITY - with a natural buffer that envelopes the entire City and
encircles the central neighbourhood that protects and nurtures the whole
city with public
-A CENTRAL PARK - that provides the green-spirit which gives orientation,
clarity and iconic power to the City as a whole but most powerfully to the
-AN URBAN GRID - super-block system that is modular and organic, yielding a
resulting grid of arteries, streets and pathways with an efficient traffic
system where pedestrians, bicycles, motorcars, trams and monorail can co-
exist in a friendly human way.
-A NEW CEREMONIAL ARCADES (UNITY SQUARE) - To compliment the Eagle
Square to add color to Government ceremonies and activities.
-The master plan envisages dense central areas set within a system of windmill-
like arterial roads that formulated a central core and heart of the new
-Use arterial green space system to be heart of the new city
-Create the central square to provides city spirit which gives iconic power to the
-Consider some areas which provides local peoples to expand their culture
CASE STUDY SUMMARIES
Palomar Medical Center Healing Gardens
Location: San Diego County
Design Team: CO Architects
Size: 736 000 ft2
Topic : Healing garden
Palomar Health had a strong desire to create a healing and green
environment, building a garden hospital. Evidence shows that access to
nature reduces stress associated with the typical clinical environment
and has a positive healing effect on patients. Findings such as these
drove the integration of healing gardens into all areas of the medical
center’s campus, re-connecting patients, workers, and visitors with
1.The Tower Gardens begin at the arrival court and extend up through the
central tower by way of a series of terraces at each floor.
2.The approximately 1.5-acre Green Roof above the two-story diagnostic-and-
treatment wing offers calming views from the tower rooms above.
3.Each addresses different aspects of healing and provides a specialized
character and experience for individual relaxation or socializing.
4.The Mall Gardens comprise the primary pedestrian circulation through the
campus and engage the arrival court for automobiles, entrance lobby, and
1.Connect existing natural green space and artificial landscape
2.Connect interior landscape and outdoor landscape
3.Consider both medical staff and patients
CASE STUDY SUMMARIES
Location: Sheffield, UK
Topic : Experimental agriculture
Year : 2009
Project Description: Alastair Parvin’s project SERVER, proposes an
Experimental Agricultural Belt (EAB) along an 8 mile stretch of the M1.
The project proposes a radically different approach to sustainability issues from
that usually offered by contemporary design culture.
The project takes a section of the M1 motorway in the Midlands and investigates
its redesign as a self-sufficient farming system; a belt of knowledge-
intensive agriculture, producing no waste and consuming minimal external
Based on existing processes, prices and capacities, it begins with the production
of biodiesel from algae, and the residual biomass which is used as a cattle
Improves local economy
LAKE NAIVASHA NATIONAL PARK
HELL'S GATE NATIONAL PARK
Wind Directions Over the Entire Year
•Relatively uniform strength of wind
•Reasonably focused direction of wind
•Feasibilitry of wind energy utilization
Zone Appr. Area
I. Agro-Alphine 800 0.1
II. High Potential 53,000 9.3
IV. Semi-Arid 48,200 8.5
V. Arid 300,000 52.9
VI. Very arid 112,000 19.8
Rest (waters etc) 15600 2.6
Most vegetation on the site is wooded tall grassland. We could
conserve some and develop the vegetation to other useful
functions to redefine the area.
•European-owned coffee, tea, sisal plantations and cash crops are
•About 80% of the work force engages in agriculture
•Farming in Kenya is typically carried out by individuals or small
•These groups contributes to 75% of total production
The purpose of the traditional commerce area is to conserve the local traditions
and use them to attract tourists and disseminate the richness of their culture.
In the commercial area, people can have access to many facilities without traveling
long distances. As a consequence, good memories are going appear as well as a
better economy for the locality.
In this view, it is shown how the new hospitals are going to recover the city’s
image and the health of their people. Thus, the community is going to create
new good memories based on their improved healthcare.
This view shows the close relationship that hospitals and research
facilities need to maintain in order to produce an effective medical