Your City Idea

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Your City Idea

  1. 1. THE INFORMAL CITYthe informal city is not theopposite of a formal citybut rather a city information, or one beingformed by people
  2. 2. THE INFORMAL CITYit makes up 50% of mainurban areas in the globalsouth but has completelyfallen outside of thearchitectural & urbanisticattention
  3. 3. SUBURBAN MEETSTHE CITYa mixed-usedevelopment, includingapartments, offices andretail spaces connected by acontinuous promenade
  4. 4. SUBURBAN MEETSTHE CITYmixing retail, row- houses andapartments in untraditionalways – a retail facingstreet, offices towardslight, residence views to theopen spaces
  5. 5. SUBURBIA –AMERICAN DREAMa residential district located onthe outskirts of a city
  6. 6. SUBURBIA –AMERICAN DREAMwhite picket fences, largedriveways, bigbackyards, gardens andtrees, family and car“friendly”, low rise, peacefuland safe
  7. 7. COMPACT CITYmedium to high rise apartmentblocks, located in the citycentre or within close proximity
  8. 8. COMPACT CITYhigh density, smaller livingspaces, closer to publictransport nodes, more relianton public spaces andplaces, family and car “un-friendly”
  9. 9. ACTIVATE THESPACEbring life, colour and vibrantactivity to the hostileenvironment below thefreeways, activating the spacefor citizens
  10. 10. ACTIVATE THESPACECase Study: Glasgowradical revitalization of a cruciallink to the City Centre, severedby the construction of the M8motorway in the 1960’s
  11. 11. FREEWAYS FORPEOPLEremove all cars and take thefreeways back as a green andlandscaped public space forcyclists and pedestrians, in theheart of the city
  12. 12. FREEWAYS FORPEOPLECase Study: New YorkThe recycling of anabandoned elevatedrailroad, redesigned andplanted as an aerial urban
  13. 13. NEW MUSEUMIt is already a landmark, whydon’t we turn it into a usableand iconic landmark – agateway into Cape Town
  14. 14. NEW MUSEUMCase Study: Cape Towncould be a Museum of CityPlanning & Transport -dramatic location, panoramicview amphitheater, TableMountain backdrop
  15. 15. DEMOLISH ANDRECONNECTdemolish the freeways, andreconnect the Central City withthe harbour and water, throughpublic promenades and parks
  16. 16. DEMOLISH ANDRECONNECTCase Study: Seattledemolition of an earthquakedamaged elevated highway tounlock land for aredesigned, newly accessiblewaterfront

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