Space Syntax – Provides techniques to evaluate the interchange location concerning streets accessibility hierarchy at all scales: what area in the city? What plot in an area? What streets around the plot should include pedestrian accesses?
Space Syntax is a theory and methodology developed by Hillier and Hanson in the 1980s. Network analysis is applied to understand spatial accessibility and the hierarchy of spaces within the urban network of streets and public spaces. This accessibility has proved its strong relationship with distribution of pedestrian flows, location of activities and certain land uses.
Tools consist of a software platform in which cartographies of current or alternative project scenarios are analysed.
Depthmap X – Analysis of the configuration and visibility of the interchange immediate urban vicinity and public space. This is designed to be useful in checking the proposed walkability and pedestrian access of the interchange, including open public spaces and position of guiding signs.
Space Syntax methodology provides a Visual Graphic Analysis (VGA), which can be run quickly thanks to Depthmap freeware. This tool helps to analyse many spatial variables that enrich our knowledge of the physical configuration of spaces in many different insights.
|NODES strategic objective||Contribution|
|Enhance accessibility and integration||++|
|Increase safety and security conditions||+|
|Increase economic viability and costs efficiency||0|
|Stimulate local economy||0|
|Increase environmental efficiency||0|
|Increase energy efficiency||0|
Snow Hill Interchange, Birmingham, UK, NODES Demonstration Site – firstname.lastname@example.org
MESO SCALE: London Olympic Park
MICRO SCALE: Trafalgar Square
Use in complex spaces: Victoria & Albert Museum
Improves the interchange urban integration, guiding pedestrian in & out flows and access in a coherent, proper way according to the spatial configuration of urban spaces and the interchange design. The optimal location of different facilities and people might be quantified as: