PLACE LOGIC can aid the design process:
- By optimising the performance of a site layout or masterplan
- By ensuring the design responds to the existing street network
- By informing the proposed spatial layout and street hierarchy
- By providing guidance for land use and density
The aim: To optimise the performance of a building or urban plan to enhance integration, coherence with land-uses, and capacity to adapt and evolve.
PLACE LOGIC measures Street Activity and Place Connectivity for an existing site and proposed design utilising GIS Mapping techniques at the scale of the site. By creating data-rich images, it can describe the intensity of connections, their likely intensity of use and their relationship with the surrounding area to optimise the performance of a masterplan.
The process can be applied at successive stages during the design programme: at the stage of the initial site analysis, during the conceptual stage, and at detail design stage. It demonstrates the optimum distribution of movement patterns, density and land-use.
Added value: PLACE LOGIC is a dynamic tool at different scales, with the potential to rapidly test masterplan options and alternatives to inform the design process and provide clear illustrations for presentations.