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concept report: fairview park mall fung. kim. kim. kwok. sivakumar. wiryomartono. wong


VISION

landmarks live work MULTI-MODAL visibility resilience human scale vistas job creation

s t a t e m e n t REVITALIZATION nature conservation The new Fairview Park Mall site will be an active destination with a strong pedestrian focus enhanced by ample public green spaces that provide seamless connections throughout the site. The community will embrace social cohesion and transcend physical and social barriers. Thus, the site will achieve revitalization, vibrancy while also providing multi modal transportation

connectivity

social interaction seasonal adaptability density urban village

safety mixed income housing

COHESION

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Establish a system of parks and open spaces that are aesthetically pleasing, accessible and connected to each other.

VIBRANT

stable neighbourhoods architectural details public art compact development permeability active streetscapes green corridor community engagement diversity

urban agriculture DESTINATION accessibility intensification

To achieve the goal of a sustainable future with a high quality of life, our design envisions a community that will: Foster a compact, pedestrian-oriented environment that is supportive of active modes of transportation.

walkability

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Promote the development of a mixed-use area to create an attractive working and living atmosphere. Contribute to memorable public views by lining up interesting view planes, creating neighbourhood focal points, and integrating public art. Promote diversity through a range of housing types and densities, which allow residents to age in place.


POWERS OF

ATTRACTION

The LRT station is a key feature on our site that gives it a unique advantage. Since it is the last LRT stop, our goal is to make the surrounding area a vibrant destination point that maximizes access to public transport. Half of Fairway Road will be closed off from cars to establish a strong, walkable pedestrian environment adjacent to the LRT station. Upon arrival, pedestrians can easily travel to various attractive nodes through seamless green connections. Our site appeals to those of all ages but has a primary focus on students and seniors, as they continue to dominate the population in the Waterloo Region. Residents and visitors of the community can engage in a diverse range of activities and uses including shopping (Fairview Park Mall, local shops, boutiques), recreation (community centre, skate park), work (office towers, industrial district), entertainment (movie theatre, bars), and government services (post office, career planning).


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OPEN SPACE

CIRCULAT

The main goal of our green corridor was to create a seamless green connection with minimal pedestrian crossings across the entire site. Four attractive nodes exist throughout the green corridor. To allow for permeability through the highway, the green corridor is extended to the other side of the highway, into Centre ville, via an underpass park.

garden playground

sport fields

STOP LIGHT

natural space

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dog park

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BU LT FORM

Density was increased throughout the site. It gradually transitions to lower density upon approaching the stable residential areas in our site. Height was determined with the pedestrian experience in mind. Several buildings are mixed use where residential units are increased to bring people in while generating revenue through business, offices and commercial uses.

office towers renewed mall rec. facility

OPEN SPACE

CIRCULATION

LRT station S REE NETWORK

STOP LIGHT

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altered building

office towers

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CIRCULATION S REE NETWORK

Part of Fairway Road was closed and moved onto the hydro corridor to allow the development of a pedestrian urban park. To re-direct traffic, a new road was added 20m north of the CN railway and is now the main arterial road to the highway. The LRT line was moved to the old Fairway Road in order to give pedestrians interesting views as the LRT enters our site.

S T R E E T HIERARCHY

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proposed roads removed roads


S T R E E T HIERARCHY

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The main arterial road will be the new Fairway Road where vehicles can travel faster to access the highway. The old Fairway Road is now more pedestrian friendly through reduced car speeds. Smaller lanes were created throughout the site for access to both underground parking and surface parking.

LEGEND Pedestrian/Bike Only Local Road Collectors Arterial Road Highway Proposed LRT Line

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local road collector arterial road highway

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pedestrian/bike only local road collector arterial road highway proposed LRT line


ST P LIGHT Stable neighborhoods were not touched. The majority of demolished buildings are located along the commercial strip down Fairway Road as well as some of the commercial uses along Weber Street. The only building that was altered is Fairview Mall. removed altered preserved

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CIRCULATION The LRT line enters the site from Fairway Road and splits from the road as it enters the urban park and terminates at the LRT station. Bike trails were created along the green corridor and allows permeability to the other side of the Highway 8. The green corridor also acts as a seamless pedestrian connection throughout the site with minimal crossing. Sidewalks were widened and added along every street to enhance walkability.

ETWORK * LRT station LRT route

bus routes

automobile routes pedestrian flow bike routes

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Farview Park Mall Concept Plan 1. office buildings 2. linear park 3. urban park 4. urban agriculture 5. LRT station 6. recreation centre 7. mall 8. theatre 9. entertainment district 10. hotel 11. big box stores 12. underpass park 13. library 14. daycare 15. skatepark 16. condos and townhouses

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mixed use: commercial office mixed use: commercial residential

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commercial

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institutional LRT station

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office tower

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massing model with September 21 3:00 pm shadow cast


centreville intensification


through the east gateway, along the LRT route


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