Ben Hamilton-Baillie - Streets, Networks and Public Space

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A presentation given by Ben Hamilton-Baillie at the 2011 Design Symposium which was held in Stirling and organised by Architecture + Design Scotland and Historic Scotland.

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  • Ben Hamilton-Baillie - Streets, Networks and Public Space

    1. 1. Ben Hamilton BaillieBen Hamilton Baillie AssociatesDesign Skills Symposium 2011, Tollbooth, Stirling “Delivering Better Places”
    2. 2. Design SkillsSymposium ScotlandStreets, networks& public spaceBen Hamilton-Bailliewww.hamilton-baillie.co.uk
    3. 3. Exhibition Road, London
    4. 4. O’Connell Street, Dublin
    5. 5. Siena, Italy
    6. 6. Traffic in Towns. The Buchanan Report 1963
    7. 7. Eugène Hénard Proposals for traffic circulation Paris 1905
    8. 8. “Traffic segregationshould be the keynoteof modern road design” Ministry of Transport (1966) “Roads in Urban Areas” QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture.
    9. 9. Published Nov 2010
    10. 10. CABEBetter Streets Studies LiverpoolDevizes Bristol ManchesterDublin Bideford NewcastleHarlow Kensington Nottingham
    11. 11. Birmingham New Street
    12. 12. No children No swings barriers Rubberized matting“The swings are packed away at night because kids might climbthe fence and use them unsupervised and hurt themselves.”
    13. 13. Kensington High Street - before
    14. 14. Kensington High Street Casualty Review Drop in casualties from 1999 to 2004 Pedestrian Cyclists Motorcycles All 0 -10 -14 -20 -18 -18 -22 -25 -26 -26 -30% -35 -35 -40 -43 -44 -50 -60 London -64 RBKC -70 KHS Before: average annual rate between March 98 and February 2001 After: average annual rate between September 2003 and March 2005
    15. 15. INSTITUTION OF CIVILENGINEERSDispelling myths andmisunderstandings amongsthighway engineersStresses professionaljudgement over conventionand simple application ofguidanceReviews the realities of legalliability and corporate risk
    16. 16. The Highway The Public Realm •Regulated •Culturally defined •Impersonal •Personal •Linear •Spatial •Single Purpose •Multi-purpose •Consistent •Constantly changing •Predictable •Unpredictable •Systematic •Contextual •State controlled •Cultural / social rules •Signs and markings •Eye contact
    17. 17. System time Context time
    18. 18. Hans Monderman1946-2008
    19. 19. Makkinga, Friesland
    20. 20. Noordlaren, Groningen
    21. 21. Petersfield, Hampshire
    22. 22. Shrewsbury High Street
    23. 23. St. Armel, Brittany
    24. 24. Drachten, Friesland
    25. 25. De Kaden, Drachten
    26. 26. QuickTime™ and a decompressorare needed to see this picture.
    27. 27. Poynton, Cheshire
    28. 28. Aachen, Germany
    29. 29. Norrkøpping, Sweden
    30. 30. Skvallertorgetbefore after
    31. 31. Portishead, BristolTraffic light switch-off
    32. 32. New Road, Brighton
    33. 33. Ashford Ring Road, Kent
    34. 34. Lost O
    35. 35. St. Gallen “Stadtlounge” Switzerland
    36. 36. Seven Dials, Covent Garden
    37. 37. QuickTime™ and a YUV420 codec decompressorare needed to see this picture.

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