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URBAN DESIGN STRATEGY


A.

STRATEGY ONE RE-FINDING FREMANTLE’S STREET PATTERN


B.

STRATEGY TWO OPENING UP THE SQUARE

Figure 2: 1865 Expanded Town Plan including the Convict Establishment.

Figure 3: 1860s photograph of the original St Johns Church set centrally in the square.


MYER

MYER

A. B.


The High Street diagonal breaks into the south triangle forming a civic open space.

MYER

B. MYER

A.

The geometry of the outer edge of buildings defines the inner edge of Kings Square.


SEVEN SUB-STRATEGIES:


1. MOVEMENT AROUND THE SQUARE

1A.

VEHICLE MOVEMENT AROUND THE SQUARE ON ALL SIDES, OPENING NEWMAN COURT TO TRAFFIC ONCE AGAIN.

1B.

VEHICLE FLOW IS UNALTERED. NEWMAN COURT REMAINS CLOSED TO VEHICLE TRAFFIC.


LEGEND:

2. PARKING AROUND KINGS SQUARE

ST JOHN’S CHURCH AND TOWN HALL

KING ACCESS

PARKING

2A.

SHORT TERM PARKING ON BOTH SIDES OF THE STREET WITH SPECIAL PARKING FOR THE CHURCH.

2B.

PARKING ON ONE SIDE OF THE STREET ONLY AND SPECIAL PARKING FOR THE CHURCH External Footpath upgraded for Alfresco and Commerical Opportunities


LEGEND:

3. SHARED STREETS AROUND THE SQUARE

ST JOHN’S CHURCH AND TOWN HALL SHARED SPACES

MOVEMENT

3A.

PEDESTRIAN PRIORITY SPACE AROUND THE SQUARE SO THAT THE STREETS ARE SHARED BY PEDESTRIANS AND LOW SPEED VEHICLES.

PRIORITY SPACES EDESTRIAN PRIORITY SPACES

3B.

PEDESTRIANS AND VEHICLES REMAIN SEPARATED. PEDESTRIANS USE FOOTPATHS AND VEHICLE PRIORITY ON THE STREETS

VEHICLE PRIORITY VEHICLE PRIORITY


DESTRIAN PRIORITY SPACES LEGEND: PRIORITY SPACES

CIVIC/COUNCIL/COMMUNITY BUILDINGS

VEHICLE PRIORITY 4. BUILDINGS VEHICLE PRIORITY

IN THE SQUARE

RETAIL/COMMERCIAL USE

USES

4A.

THE SOUTH EDGE OF THE HIGH STREET DIAGONAL IS DEFINED BY BUILDINGS WITH AN OPENING TO NEWMAN COURT AND WILLIAM STREET, BUILDINGS ARE FOR CIVIC AND COMMERCIAL USE.

4B.

THE TOWN HALL AND CHURCH INHABIT THE SQUARE UNOPPOSED. THE TOWN HALL HAS A SLEEVED SERVICES ANNEX. NO COMMERCIAL USE.


Urban Design Strategy GROUND LEGEND:

5. Landscaping: GROUND SURFACES

SOFT LANDSCAPING (TURF, GARDEN) HARD LANDSCAPING

5A.

HARD AND SOFT LANDSCAPING RESPONDING TO THE HIGH STREET DIAGONAL.

LARGE AREAS OF HARDSCAPE

5B.

THE OPEN SQUARE PROVIDES LARGER AREAS SOFT LANDSCAPING WITH HARD LANDSCAPING FOR PEDESTRIAN ROUTES.

MAJORITY SOFTSCAPE GROUND TREAT


AREAS OF HIGH & LOW LEVEL ACTIVITY S OF HIGH & LOW LEVEL ACTIVITY

LOW LEVEL OF ACTIVITY

LOW LEVEL OF ACTIVITY

6. Landscaping: TREES

GROUND

6A.

TREES USED TO DEFINE EDGES AND CONTAINED WITHIN THE CHURCH TRIANGLE

6B.

A MORE ORGANIC , RANDOM ARRANGEMENT OF TREES THROUGHOUT THE SQUARE


ARGE AREAS OF HARDSCAPE AS OF HARDSCAPE LEGEND:

MAJORITY SOFTSCAPE GROUND TREATMENT MAJORITY SOFTSCAPE GROUND TREATMENT

7. ACTIVITY IN THE SQUARE

HIGH LEVEL ACTIVITY - planned LOW LEVEL ACTIVITY - unplanned

ACTIVITY

7A.

AREAS OF HIGH AND LOW LEVEL ACTIVITY DRIVEN BY THE HIGH STREET DIAGONAL

7B.

AREAS OF HIGH AND LOW LEVEL ACTIVITY SPREAD ACROSS THE SQUARE

CODA DESIGN PRESENTATION  

Power Point Presentation in relation to Kings Square

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