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Platzatlas

Stadträume in Europa

Edited by: Sophie Wolfrum
The design of urban public spaces
The question of composition and spatial qualities arises in every urban design concept or intervention in the spatial structure of urban public squares. How are the essential elements involved: dimension, proportion, alignment, cohesion, accesses, shaping of focus point and of edges like surfaces and materials? How do they contribute to a character of urban space with which residents can identify? Comparing historical examples with current designs aids one in visualizing spatial effect. Similar to a floor planmanualfor buildings,Platzatlas allows the user to evaluate spatial conditions for movement and rest based on comparable existing urban squares. The book offers the planner a comparative example for most conditions (shape, size, location, topography, and so on). Seventy European urban squares are presented and explained with the most important characteristics in a consistent manner in as-built plan, ground plan, section, and axonometric projection.
The first reference work in which design and proportion of urban spacesare analyzed and compared. The ground planmanual for public urban space With uniformly re-created drawings in high graphic quality Bibliophilic designfeatures

Author Information

Sophie Wolfrum is Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University of Munich.

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"Der Platzatlas ist wichtig für alle, die mit Platzgestaltungen arbeiten und ihre Entwürfe mit existierenden Stadtplätzen auch exakt maßstäblich und quantitativ vergleichen wollen. Aber auch allen, die Städt und ihre Plätze lieben, bietet das Buch eine Fülle von Anschauungsmaterial in ungewohnter, aber anregender Reduktion."Tobias Waltjen in: IBOmagazin 2/2015 "Dieses Buch gehört ins Regal jedes Architekten und jeder Stadtplanerin. [...] Die systematische Sammlung von 70 Plätzen betört durch ihre Zeichnungen: neben Lageplan, Grundriss und Schnitt besticht vor allem die Axonometrie."rz in: werk, bauen und wohnen 6/2015
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Audience: Stadtplaner, Architekten, Freiraumplaner

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