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Great outdoor spaces - Talkthewalk.ca

  1. 1. GREAT SPACES 1. Acts as the Anchor of the city/ community Hotel de Ville, Paris
  2. 2. GREAT SPACES 2. Celebrates History/ Heart of City/ Sense of Place Piazza San Marco, Venice
  3. 3. GREAT SPACES 3. Blends the past + future Leuven, Belgium
  4. 4. GREAT SPACES 4. Multi-functional Site a) Sitting b) Gathering (movies, concerts, civic events) c) Recreation (skating, ect.) Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, Or
  5. 5. GREAT SPACES 5. 4- Seasons a) Planting b) Functional Lurie garden, Chicago
  6. 6. GREAT SPACES 5. 4- Seasons a) Planting b) Planting Market Square, Guelph Seattle
  7. 7. GREAT SPACES 6. Lighting a) Adds to atmosphere/ sense of place Market Square, Guelph
  8. 8. GREAT SPACES 6. Lighting a) Adds to atmosphere/ sense of place Crown Sky Garden, Chicago Promenade Samuel de Champlain, Qu
  9. 9. GREAT SPACES 6. Lighting b) Safety Braga, Portugal
  10. 10. GREAT SPACES 6. Lighting c) Night time functionality of site
  11. 11. GREAT SPACES 7. Variety of Seating a) Moveable b) Benches + Walls c) Protects Back d) Ability to watch people go by e) Opportunity to interact/ not f) Distribution Lurie garden, Chicago Paley Park, NYPershing Park, Washington DC Erie St Plaza, Milwaukee
  12. 12. GREAT SPACES 7. Variety of Seating a) Moveable b) Benches + Walls c) Protects Back d) Ability to watch people go by e) Opportunity to interact/ not f) Distribution Gantry Park, Long Island
  13. 13. GREAT SPACES 8. Connects/ Links surrounding elements Queens Plaza, NY Split, Croatia
  14. 14. GREAT SPACES 9. Transitional/ Timeless Leuven, Belgium Piazza San Marco, Venice
  15. 15. GREAT SPACES 10. Fosters Social Interaction “Good built environments encourage social interaction, while also enabling people to choose when, where and with whom that interaction will occur” – David Halpern Leuven, Belgium
  16. 16. GREAT SPACES 11. Feels Safe Leuven, Belgium Split, Croatia
  17. 17. GREAT SPACES 12. Accessible
  18. 18. GREAT SPACES 13. Public Art Millennium Park, Chicago
  19. 19. GREAT SPACES 13. Public Art
  20. 20. GREAT SPACES 14. Convenience a) Within walking distance (near offices, places to eat, transportation) Seattle Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland
  21. 21. GREAT SPACES 15. Attractiveness a) Water b) Flowers *cannot stand on this alone Paley Park, NY US Courthouse, Seattle
  22. 22. GREAT SPACES 16. Feels Comfortable a) Safe b) Walkable c) clean United States Courthouse, Seattle Westminster Pier Park, BC
  23. 23. GREAT SPACES 17. Iconic/ Unique Erie St. Plaza, Milwaukee
  24. 24. GREAT SPACES 17. Iconic/ Unique Superkilen, Copenhagen
  25. 25. GREAT SPACES 17. Iconic/ Unique Hageveld Estate, Netherlands
  26. 26. GREAT SPACES 17. Iconic/ Unique Toronto
  27. 27. GREAT SPACES 17. Iconic/ Unique Gantry Park, Long Island
  28. 28. Unique Waterfront Element Floating Restaurants
  29. 29. PUBLIC RESTROOMS
  30. 30. PUBLIC RESTROOMS
  31. 31. PUBLIC RESTROOMS
  32. 32. PUBLIC RESTROOMS
  33. 33. PUBLIC RESTROOMS
  34. 34. PUBLIC RESTROOMS
  35. 35. INVITATION TO WORKSHOP OCTOBER 8, 2013 MARKET SQUARE ATRIUM AFTERNOON SESSION 1-4 PM EVENING SESSION 5-8 PM
  36. 36. WHAT THE CHILDREN ARE SAYING • BETTER TABLES • WATER PARK/ WATER SLIDES • MUSIC • AQUARIUM • BRIDGE OVER WATER • ICE RINK • GLASS FLOOR OVER HARBOUR • GRAFFITI WALL • ZONES FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN • SWIMMING • UMBRELLAS • SEADOGS PRACTICE RINK • MARKET • TREES • CANDY SHOP • BUNGY JUMP • FISHING • VIEWING TUNNEL • PUBLIC ART • ZIP LINE • SOCCER/ BASKETBALL • FESTIVALS • DECK WITH LOUNGE CHAIRS • GARDENS • PLAYGROUND • SPLASH PAD • BEACH • SMALL BOATS IN HARBOUR
  37. 37. WHAT DO YOU THINK? • Historic tribute should be tasteful • Play space for children (splash pad) • Marigolds  • Beauty of plazas is the invitation for activity (social interaction is attractive) • Programming drives design • Public engagement from native groups, new immigrants to Atlantic Canada (different perspectives) • Consider effects of wind (also effects new development of coast guard site will have on this) as well as other weather impacts • Creating comfortable microclimates • Volleyball organization has data on impacts of weather • Interactive opportunities – get involved in the experience, not just observing
  38. 38. WHAT DO YOU THINK? • Needs to cater more to children in future design (family oriented) • Amphitheatre (well designed/ planned) • Multi-functional • Look to future, don’t only consider past • multiculturalism • Define the direction we want to see the city move towards • Bridge the past and future • Ensure variety of functions is relative to size of space • Look at what uses have been most successful in this space • Remove the street (keep it pedestrian only) • Consider parking (for evening events especially)
  39. 39. WHAT DO YOU THINK? • Design towards the uses that draw people to the space (vs aesthetic design)- consider surrounding businesses + institutions • A confluence/ space of connection • Modern art museum (outdoor museum?) • What cant be found elsewhere in the city • Consider future development opportunities/ demands of space • Moveable furnishings do work where they have been used- appreciate the opportunity to customize a comfortable gathering space • Consider being LEED compliant • Accessibility • Include heritage (Marco Polo)

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