Urban innovations 1.2 “Flow”

Motto: Flow is both Inspiration – and Movement in Space/Time

2. FLOW AND THE 500x500M URBAN WALK

An Urban Planning Methodology

The  work focuses on the kernel in Architecture and the Art of City Planning by creating a Flow of Movements through spaces of high quality. Flow in this work is both Inspiration, and Movement in Space/Time. A planning method is developed by comparing – in the same scale-,  a 500×500 m  movement in great cities, and then implementing the results in Gdansk. For us the kernel of Architecture is flow through spaces of high quality. In order to test this kernel visually in the Art of City Planning we tested an urban 500 x 500m walk that we know well in Helsinki. Next we compared Helsinki – IN THE SAME SCALE –  to some great cities, loved by poets and architects. Finally we applied the same method to the work in Gdansk.

This is the secret of the kernel.

Helsinki-Gdansk-Barcelona: the 500x500m Urban Walk:

Helsinki

Gdansk

Barcelona

THE 500x500M URBAN WALK -METHOD

Amsterdam

Bergen

Bern

Copenhagen

Dubrovnik

Gdansk

Gdansk new

Helsinki, Punavuori

Helsinki, Senat Square

Krakow

Prague

Rome

Stockholm

Tallinn

Telc

Trieste

Tunis

Venice

Visby

//aitoa


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3 thoughts on “Urban innovations 1.2 “Flow”

  1. Part two is so interesting that I have read it 4-5 times. I like the parts from Helsinki, Stockholm
    compared to Krakow and Gdansk. And the tiny Visby… What a intersesting method you found.
    But can you tell us, what did you learn yourself?
    F D

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