Waterfront Urban Design Report

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2. Design Issues2.1Climate change2.1.1 Issue analysis...2.1.2Solution2.2 Accessibility2.2.1 Issue analysisThis principle creates and promotes the connection between the waterfront space and theavailable hinterland (Hein, 2016). The space around these natural water bodies have been usedfor different purpose including establishing centers to promote sustainable urban developmentand settlements. Meanwhile, these activities are aimed at causing minimal disruptions to theexisting ecosystem.1.2.2SolutionTherefore, there is always a considerable effort being directed at ensuring that the fundamentalaccessibility techniques are integrated in the design of natural as well as artificial forms ofwaterfronts. For instance, there are design features that have been established to physically andsocially connect the mainland to the offshore structures and islands. More advanced technologyhas been applied in the construction of bridges to create this linkage.2.3 Hydrophilicity2.3.1Issue analysisHydrophilicity is the tendency of the humans to be attracted to water resources like rivers, seasand lakes and their surroundings. Naturally, water bodies like lakes and rivers do create perfectnatural scenery in other words they do create a hydrophilic visual impression2.3.2SolutionCity centre function entails mixed multipurpose elements with attractive social amenities to servethe general public (Lagarense and Walansendow, 2014). For example, the Baltimore pool where
the region’s economic status has been boosted by the promotion of tourism and recreationaladventures, thanks to the hydrophilic nature of people. This was adopted by the implementationof the comprehensive recreational business district. Besides, Han river is another example whereboth sides of the land surrounding the river has been arranged with urban debris. Connectedly,this has generated a number of scenic spots , each serving cultural significance and embodyingboth social and economical supports to the urban development. Consequently, the followingamenities have mushroomed: leisure zones, commercial complexes, industrial heritages, culturalarts district, city terrace, city parlour, business renaissance, moonlight cultural spots and culturaltheme parks all beautifully aligned along the edges of the riverside.2.4 Publicity2.4.1Issue analysis2.4.2Solution3. Natural form issuesAs mentioned earlier, it is crucial to maintain the natural forms such as rivers and lakes againsthuman and industrial interference. The human activities must support the conservation efforts ofthese natural resources. In fact, with proper conservation measures in place, the available naturalwater sources can be used to sustainably supply clean water for domestic use hence supportingthe urban life abundantly. In this section we revisit some of the case examples that havesuccessfully been restored into sustainable and eco-friendly sources.Notably, the residences are promoting tourism and other commercial activities in a great way.The management of the area is under the local municipality which adopts and implements soundprotection measures against urbanization and other emerging factors.3.1 Lakeside type3.1.1 Issue analysis
Lakes are large water bodies that are located on land. These essential water sources are still indeep problems as human activities that sometimes is driven by greed has taken over some of thelakes globally and caused further deterioration (Abreu, Salinas&Clusener-Godt, 2016).Figure 1: Effects of Human activities on the Lake3.1.2 SolutionAdmittedly, Hamarby is a classic case among the establishments that grew from failed states.Planned in 1996, the project stalled temporarily before its completion. However, later, itpicked up and today, it is among the most advanced fashion models of a waterfront withinthe lake scenery. It has transformed the old collapsing industrial district into modern urbanarea(Gentle, 1996). In Stockholm, about 12 urban structures are aligned such that the localterrain is beautifully integrated with these structures and has even influenced the upcomingarchitectural designs and layout from the regional characteristics such as form, density,public space, layout form, structure, style and colors are all made to be in harmony with thegeneral form and landscape of the area. Additionally, the green economy concept has been
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