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Designing Parking Garages With a Car-less Future in Mind

Designing Parking Garages With a Car-less Future in Mind | Urbanisme | Scoop.it
Building adaptable structures will save time, money, and material waste.

There's a growing belief among architects and designers that all urban parking garages should be built with these "good bones," which will allow them to be re-purposed in the future. For a variety of reasons, from higher gas prices to greater densification to better transit options, city residents will continue to drive fewer cars. As a result, we'll eventually require fewer parking lots. The ability to adapt a structure rather than tear it down will save developers time, money, and material waste...


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A high-density, car-free vertical city in Chengdu, China

A high-density, car-free vertical city in Chengdu, China | Urbanisme | Scoop.it
Work is about to start on a high-density, car-free "satellite city" for 80,000 people close to Chengdu in China.

 

Designed by Chicago firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the 1.3 square km 'Great City' will feature a high-rise core surrounded by a buffer landscape of open space (60% of the total area). Residents will be able to walk from the city center to its edge in just 10 minutes.

“The design is attempting to address some of the most pressing urban issues of our time,” said architect Gordon Gill. “We’ve designed this project as a dense vertical city that acknowledges and in fact embraces the surrounding landscape.”


Via Lauren Moss, Territori, La Métropole de Lyon- M3
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