Sean Chiao - Place-teching: letting technology and placemaking interplay

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Sean Chiao - Place-teching: letting technology and placemaking interplay

  1. 1. Place-teching: lettering technology and placemaking interplay 1
  2. 2. Placemaking is … “…recognizing that cities are not just a collection of people but can be places of beauty and innovation.” “…the art and science of a development/redevelopment that attract people, builds community by bringing people together, and create local identity.” Place-teching: lettering technology and placemaking interplay 2
  3. 3. … Technology complements and enhances Placemaking. The best infrastructure, design and technology put in place ensure communities remain lively and survive for a long time. Place-teching: lettering technology and placemaking interplay 3
  4. 4. Examples where tech and design interplay: - Designers use technology to gather ideas from local communities; using technology to test design ideas; - Providing easy transportation networks to access neighborhoods; - Adopting technologies that sustain communities for their long- term growth and survival. Place-teching: lettering technology and placemaking interplay 4
  5. 5. Hong Kong Central Hillside Escalator Link Detailed Design and Construction Supervision The Central-Midlevels escalators in Hong Kong is the longest outdoor covered escalator system in the world. It’s the first public moving walkway system in Hong Kong. it was officially opened to the public on 15 October 1993, it has played a very important role in pedestrianizing the Western District. Place-teching: lettering technology and placemaking interplay 5
  6. 6. Hong Kong Central Hillside Escalator Link Detailed Design and Construction Supervision The entire escalator system covers over 800 meters in distance and elevates over 135 meters from bottom to top. Total of 20 covered escalators and three travelators. They are relatively short in length, with breaks at 20 access points, and whole journey takes about 20 minutes, travelling at a speed of 0.65m per second. Place-teching: lettering technology and placemaking interplay 6 Place-teching: lettering technology and placemaking interplay
  7. 7. Hong Kong Central Hillside Escalator Link Detailed Design and Construction Supervision A tidal flow system therefore operates, with the escalators moving downhill between 6:00am and 10:00am to accommodate the morning peak, then uphill for the remainder of the day. The daily traffic exceeds 55,000 people, although originally forecast 27,000. Place-teching: lettering technology and placemaking interplay 7 Place-teching: lettering technology and placemaking interplay
  8. 8. Hong Kong Central Hillside Escalator Link Detailed Design and Construction Supervision it costs HK$240 million (US$30 million) to build. The escalator designed to harmonize with its surroundings and materials have been chosen for their attractive appearance as well as for their functional qualities. Place-teching: lettering technology and placemaking interplay 8 Place-teching: lettering technology and placemaking interplay
  9. 9. Three Top Principles for Placemaking: - Start with a Vision - Create a Destination, not a Design - Listen to the Community Place-teching: lettering technology and placemaking interplay 9
  10. 10. Communities survive only if “place-teching” is a dynamic process and governments, developers, urban planners and designers continue to listen to locals and respond to their calls for improvement and transformation when they are needed. Place-teching: lettering technology and placemaking interplay 10
  11. 11. Place-teching: lettering technology and placemaking interplay 11

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