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G2 - Presentation

On 20th of September the work was presented in the Auditorium of the Architecture Institute at the Chandigarh University. Prof Daniel Lorenzo introduced the workshop: area of study, organization, procedure and phases. Later, all the groups of students presented their work by focusing on the learnings and results obtained.

Fig 1, Presentation

Fig 2, Presentation

T1, talks about the multifaceted view of the street reality through video making. The video tool makes possible to register the moves of the city along the axis analyzed, the changes that occur along the different areas and the resulting image.

Fig 3, T1 – City Moves

T2, explored the importance of sounds in the city and how conditions the way the space is used. They found that changes between the points analyzed along the axis are not too big in absolute terms. However it is found that most noisy areas match with street joins and roundabouts. Likewise, change is radical from one or the other side of the neighborhood surrounding walls. 

Fig 4, City Vibes

T3, described the limits generated by the walls along the axis followed during the workshop. They also classified the walls by its permeability to the inside. Different from expected it was found that the walls surrounding the neighborhood are not continue and appear on stripes. The condition of the walls impact on the perception of the people when they are on the street. 

Fig 5, Walled City

T4, by putting in order systematically the pictured material taken during the field work journey it is possible make emerge the discontinuities on the network system: bicycle tracks that are made or maintain in pieces or sides of the road that are highly stressed by pedestrian use while others are almost never explored. The sections of the urbanized space, the road and its side condition and reflect people use. 

Fig 6, City Ways

T5, checked the commercial activities visible along the strip. One of the findings is that informal activities are more common that formal activities in the most of the area analyzed. Likewise it is possible to observe that informal activities are not coming alone, but in group and making use of sometimes extensive surface. Different formal activities are concentrated in space and are not continue along the strip. Furthermore, since informal activities chose the position in the street to set, they are many times linked to focus of existing activities or to transport joins, in both case trying to capture the maximum flux of people. 

Fig 7, City Intensiveness

T6, dissects the commercial areas by isolating them from the environment and/or urban noise, making possible new lectures of the space and the activities. Thus, it is possible to analyze the vendors organization, the space they occupy, the strategies used to be visible, their continuity or discontinuity among other aspects. Likewise, it is possible to assess the impact of the advertisements and billboards on the urban image and the differences between the standard shops and the building structures and the street vendors’ space.

Fig 8, City Intensiveness

T7, captures the perception of the green and the variations in depth, height, textures and activities that host along the area described. It is possible to observe the continuity of the green along the whole road, at the same time that are highlighted spots where the green gets deeper and more dense, maintaining the idea of the Green Belt stated by Le Corbusier in the city surroundings. Nevertheless, those areas, are not always perceived from the street since walls are sometimes hidden the landscape behind. 

Fig 9, Green Feelings

T8, walked on the night to describe how the urban space is perceived. They highlight the reduced of the vision and the limited of the space that can be perceived during night, which due the type and orientation of the lights makes the asphalt the most relevant element of the night. Likewise, it is observe that lights are not set in a homogenous way, but there are differences in their intensity, position and frequency along the strip. 

Fig 10, Dark City