Gågatan södra by Karavan landskapsarkitekter « Panorama Structure Platform

The design derives from the modern wants of a practical but enticing pedestrian avenue within the metropolis heart. We aimed to create an inviting avenue on a human scale with a novel and clear id. Design ideas targeted on richness in expertise, timelessness and small scale.

The town’s primary procuring avenue targets a novel id as a distinction to exterior procuring facilities. The timeless design speaks to the encompassing buildings. Alongside the road are loads of spots for resting and occasional conferences. To contribute to a full of life and enticing avenue, the store house owners are inspired to develop out on the road. Everybody ought to really feel welcome right here, the road goals to be inclusive and secure.
The features of the pedestrian avenue must be versatile over day and evening to accommodate the wants of the store house owners. Flowering bushes and flowerpots are positioned the place potential to create variation all through the seasons and to create shade.

The architectonic expression of the road ought to stay over time. Therefore, the paving consists of granite which ages with dignity and clearly gives the look of a very powerful procuring avenue. The paving is exclusive to this avenue with a sample deriving from the correct angles of town grid. It consists of pure stone in varied rectangular shapes, positioned in a seemingly random sample with no primary path. The paving varies in measurement and color, however the variation is delicate. The colors differ between heat tones with out sharp contrasts and the shapes are comparable in measurement, resulting in a fragile impression. The paving ends the place automotive or bike site visitors is allowed and thereby makes a distinction to the streetscape. The paving design led the mission to win the award Stenpriset 2022.

Benches have been chosen for his or her easy design and prime quality. Their placement is tailor-made to allow actions between outlets and to facilitate individuals’s interactions. Furnishings and bushes are positioned on both facet of the road. A zone near the façade is open for retailers to furnish, which is subtly marked within the paving. The center of the road is saved clear.

There may be quite a lot of furnishings, snug and accessible benches with armrests and backrests, and benches for many individuals. Seat puffs of polished concrete give a tender and type expression, appropriate for youngsters and youngsters to hang around or play.

In recent times this avenue has struggled with an uneven floor and an necessary purpose with the brand new design has been to make outlets and companies accessible to individuals with diminished sight or mobility. To resolve accessibility within the southern a part of the road, the totally different ranges have been integrated into retaining partitions, ramps and stairs manufactured from granite. The retaining partitions are designed as seating partitions in an effort to be integrated within the design and to make use of each a part of the road as a degree of assembly. The seating wall provides an electrical energy outlet, Wi-Fi and house for many individuals to sit down.

Lighting is a vital a part of the design and has a fantastic influence of the expertise of the pedestrian avenue as a complete. It must be secure, pleasant and welcoming. Lighting suspended on taut traces reduces the variety of gentle poles that might impede mobility and accessibility. Fittings encompass a glass cylinder, the easy design creates a up to date lantern.

The pedestrian avenue is designed to grow to be the inside metropolis´s new assembly level. With a steady flooring of high-quality, flowering bushes and distinctive furnishing, it’s going to mirror its’ place as Uppsala’s most necessary procuring avenue.

Mission Knowledge

Panorama Structure: Karavan

Gentle design by Bjerking
Consumer: Uppsala municipality
Mission location: 
Kungsängsgatan, Uppsala
Design yr: 2018-2019
12 months Constructed: 2021
Photographer: Jann Lipka and Karavan

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