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Developing the spatial capital at the Stockholm Central Station
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture, Urban Design. (Spatial Analysis and Design (SAD))
2012 (English)In: The Future of Cities and Regions: Simulation, Scenario and Visioning, Governance and Scales / [ed] Caneparo, L., Bazanella, L., Corsico, F., Roccasalva, G., Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2012, 297-322 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This project concerns the most centrally located and spatially complex area in central Stockholm. It is located directly to the west of the internationally well-known Stockholm City area developed in the 1950s and 1960s. Presently significant reconstruction of the central station and its track areas is under way which will also open up a large new development area in one of the most attractive locations in Stockholm. For this project Spacescape, an architectural office specializing in analysis of urban space and urban development projects in relation to urban life qualities such as, attractiveness, public safety and retail support formed an integrated consultancy group together with architects and landscape architects, delivering evaluation and design support to the project. This concerned both an analysis of the current status of the area, including the spatially complex interior of the central station, as well as support and evaluation of the different stages in the proposal. The themes analysed included spatial capital (accessibility to the rest of the city, especially for people working and living in the city), pedestrian flows, wayfinding, recreational qualities and public safety. Through continuous analyses during the design process Spacescape were able to support the project in a direction providing greater benefits in these areas and telling images show how the new proposal could create a much better outcome than the current one.

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Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2012. 297-322 p.
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urban design, urban form, urban life, railroad station, pedestrian movement, safety, space syntax, spatial capital
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-138631ISBN: 978-94-007-2518-8OAI: diva2:681683

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Available from: 2013-12-20 Created: 2013-12-20 Last updated: 2014-01-27Bibliographically approved

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