- Freedom and Control of Contemporary City Planning    click here to open paper content1094 kb
by    Dziubiński, Dariusz | sofist@wp.pl   click here to send an email to the auther(s) of this paper
Short Outline
The work analyses different elements of the contemporary city in relation to the possibility of building spatial frames that determine the structure and at the same time give maximum freedom for using it. Both parameters depend on many layers of the act of creating the city / structure.
Needs of Urban Planning

The work considers an organization model basing on juxtaposition of MASS WEIGHT and POINT. Mutual influence of these two factors make the base to build local links which relate to the whole area, in social, as well as functional and spatial relations.

The ‘mass’ is a principal filling of the net. It is the place of program's localization. It decides about the ground’s/area’s potential. ‘Mass’ is what is liberated, what gives opportunities, what executes main targets of the development. In it a place where many threads meet, where reciprocal relations and cooperation work. It characterizes with the following features:
-homogenous structure
-flexible shaping of filling and cubes net
-estates/properties of similar size and regular shape
-division enabling joining and zoning
-human size structure.

The ‘points’ are steering elements of the system, and points, where the program is completed and enriched. They are buildings/objects of public character with is urban quality rise. They become a modern agora, a legible point of reference, a symbol in consciousness, building cohesion of other elements. These points are to secure execution of the following tasks:
-making the entrance easier (ground and investment), opening paths to individual spatially functional elements (like icons on the desktop)
-actions organization, steering the idea of city’s transformation, joining, swapping, depending on needs the inspiring programs which enable control in a free range, thanks to concentration of offers quality.
‘Mass-Point’ system transfers to clash of freedom and control. It ensures balance between different internal and external factors, on which the whole functional and spatial organization of the system is based.

flexible organization, steering code, elements of representation
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