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Designing circulation areas In Detail

ISBN: 9783920034898


Designing circulation areas. Stairs, ramps, lifts,routing, planning principles. “Infrastructure provision” doesn’t sound very interesting at first, more like the necessary evil of making building components and spaces accessible in the horizontal and vert

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Pleasant and Inviting Circulation Areas
Staged paths and innovative floorplan concepts

“Infrastructure provision” doesn’t sound very interesting at first, more like the necessary evil of making building components and spaces accessible in the horizontal and vertical direction while taking into account a wide variety of requirements. That’s why the ever more frequently encountered fresh interpretations of this design task by architects who take it as the pivotal element of their concepts, resulting in surprising yet compelling space configurations, are even more interesting. Spectacular lifts and escalators, unusual floor plan arrangements or stairway sculptures that define the space provide staging for the required pathways. Infrastructure takes on the characteristics of an amenity and becomes an exciting spatial experience as well as a crucial criterion of a successful design. The separation between infrastructure and space dissolves, because the infrastructure becomes a space of sojourn and communication. The volume at hand, in accordance with the typological approach of the series, shows the entire spectrum of interesting options for infrastructure provision, starting with school construction – which, far from the “never-ending hallway” character, already seizes upon current work methods in the draft stage and enables future-oriented learning – and continuing on to innovative concepts for residential, cultural and transport facilities, the sporting and working worlds, and even landscape planning. Alongside these extensive project documentations that provide a great deal of inspiration and stimulate new ideas, theoretical contributions of renowned specialist authors illuminate the topic in addition to the planning basics in regard to route guidance, steering of visitor flows, orientation in space, accessibility for the disabled and the important task of light planning.

– Staged paths and exciting communication spaces
– Innovative concepts for providing infrastructure
– New space strategies
– Spectacular lifts and escalators
– Typological spectrum of project examples


  • The concept of circulation
  • Circulation areas – places for interaction or an El Dorado for building regulations?
  • Planning criteria
  • A cultural history of elevators and lifts
  • Light design for orientation and direction
  • Signage – effective orientation
  • Cable cars in the city – large-scale aerial urban circulation systems
  • Summary of Projects
  • Apartment building in Zurich
  • Residential development in Berlin
  • Haus am Weinberg in Stuttgart
  • “House before House” in Utsunomiya
  • Centre for senior citizens in Maienfeld
  • Apartment mound in Copenhagen
  • Hostel in Split
  • Hotel am Domplatz in Linz
  • Children’s hospital in Basel
  • Cooper Union in New York
  • High school in Copenhagen
  • Municipal library in Stuttgart
  • Advertising agency in Tokyo
  • Office building in Bolzano
  • AachenMünchener headquarters in Aachen
  • Restaurant and bar in Zurich
  • Pharmacy in Athens
  • Town hall in Bad Aibling
  • Café and exhibition spaces in Bragança
  • Beachfront promenade in Benidorm
  • Festival arena in Roman quarry in St. Margarethen
  • Opera house in Oslo
  • Porsche Museum in Stuttgart
  • Armani Fifth Avenue in New York
  • New York Times Building in New York
  • Office building in Sydney
  • Stadium in Kiev
  • Project data – architects
  • Authors
  • Illustration credits

176 pages including numerous pictures and drawings / 23,5 x 30,5 cm / English

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