The principle of quarterly construction is the division of residential neighborhoods into a small street with internal courtyards.
This way of building forms comfortable public spaces and social connections between residents, prevents the formation of "draw" abandoned areas between houses, and therefore the improvement in the quarter is maintained at the highest level.In the quarters there is a multifunctional space, because important infrastructure objects are conveniently located on the first floors of residential buildings.And even such a building provides a uniform distribution of traffic flows and as a consequence, avoids congestion.
The advantages of quarterly construction have long been appreciated in the world - historical central regions of most European capitals can serve as examples.Now there are new development projects, which are based on the quarterly construction method.
Kronløb Island from the Danish Architectural Bureau COBE .
Kronløb is a new island in the Kronløb Reservoir in Nordhaven in Copenhagen.The island will serve as a transition between the two new quarters in the future city district and divide the harbor pool into a number of separate channels.On the island of Kronløb will be built the largest parking in the area - a three-storey underwater car park.There are also two new urban spaces with direct access to water, three new bridges, and a monolithic residential complex with unique and diverse elements of infrastructure and a secluded green area in the middle.Patio and monolithic structure of the facades of the quarter is almost the main architectural attraction of this project, because these solutions are based on the features of geology, which caused the country itself Denmark.The pavilions, built on a terraced type, as geological rocky rocks, at the same time, give the opportunity to avoid monotony.
A vibrant residential area from the Danish Architectural Bureau COBE in the former industrial zone of Cologne in Germany.
Deutzer Hafen is an ancient industrial area in Cologne, located south of the city center.The project turns the former harbor into a lively and sustainable area with a huge waterfall and a public swimming pool.In this area, new types of housing are integrated into the preserved elements of the industrial cultural heritage.The project provides accommodation for 5,000 inhabitants and jobs for 4,500 people.The new bicycle bridge across the Rhine River directly connects the area with the city center of Cologne.
Residential district on the river in Moscow from the German architectural and planning bureau ASTOC
An area of 460 hectares with a total area of 4.1 million square meters of mixed use is located on the green bank of the Moscow River.To achieve a balance between nature and the city, the project laid the expansion of the river landscape for the entire territory of IFC."Balanced city" will become a special kind of urban space.This is a place where the balance of the city and the landscape, culture and business, and, finally, work and life are expressed in the city`s structural plan, and where these values can truly be enjoyed in everyday life.This balance is also reflected in the mixed use of the territory, where there are different types of housing, office towers and business parks, hotels, prominent cultural objects, including the opera house, social infrastructure (kindergartens, schools, sports complexes and hospitals).The project will also contribute to the decentralization of Moscow.The high level of work and an attractive living space, directly connected with the landscape, will help reduce pressure on central Moscow.
Residential quarter Havenlaan 12-14 in Brussels from the Netherlands Architectural and Planning Bureau KSAR
Havenlaan is part of the development of the Kanaalzone in Brussels and is located near the historic city center.In the coming years, a number of innovative projects will contribute to the development of the territory.Havenlaan will become a green area within the city, in particular, through the implementation of the recreational "Bekopark".The purpose of the development is to create a new linear centralization in Brussels.The Havelaan 12-14 will take an important location in the area and create a new urban ensemble that combines residential buildings, offices, hotels and business space.
A plan for the development of the territory in Smychov in Prague from the Slovak architectural bureau Gut Gut
The project is based on the specific character of Smichov: the history of this area dates back to the 13th century, but consists of several parts, each of which has its own identity and unique atmosphere.The new development will be a unique addition to this area, which will give impetus to the positive rebirth and integration of the entire quarter.The project aims to gradually create a new community of citizens, directly related to the spatial structure of integrated and visually expressive new urban neighborhoods.
Sjöjungfrun is a visual marker that clearly highlights the WTC area on the map of Malmö.The apartments are located in two separate buildings, which together form the structure of a block house, as well as in a separate quarter that rises in the northeast of the WTC area.Block structure forms an internal semi-public atrium, which will become an informal meeting place.The apartments in the complex will be cross-cut, which will ensure the optimum flow of daylight from the inner atrium.From the atrium you can get to the apartments through private balconies.The apartments, located on the highest floors in the complex, have concave roofs with gardens overlooking Malmö.Sjöjungfrun perfectly responds to the urban life of Malmö, linking the Kockumsparken recreational environment with the inland semi-public atrium.