This study investigates which criteria a redesign of the city hall square of Copenhagen, Rådhuspladsen, should fulfil for the most desirable effect on its population. Throughout the paper an architectural and a sociological approach are used to find the criteria. The definition of a desirable city space is described by the theorists Jan Gehl, William Whyte and Jane Jacobs who are the main sources of theory in the study. Also John Andersen with his ‘empowerment’ theory is included, serving as an approach to the design process. The daily population of Rådhuspladsen has been observed through an ethnographical method and has been analyzed using the theorists named above. As a desirable example, Dronning Louises Bro has been observed and analyzed as well, serving as a confirmation of the theorists’ validity. The study results in an interdisciplinary array of criteria which could transform Rådhuspladsen into a more desirable public space.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk-Teknologisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||29 jun. 2012|