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URBAN DESIGN

AL-HASHIMI STREET ASALA ATEF HADEEL SHAWEESH BAIDA’A MOHAMMAD


INTRODUCTION Historical Background Al- Hashemi Street which it one of the main streets in Irbid city , and it goes 100 years back which it was as meeting point for all citizens at that time . It one of the most important commercial and social streets . It was as public square where people express their opinions and views about the main events at 1920s .

Irbid city 1926


Historical Background Al- Hashemi Street was opened at 1899 and it was an small street with a few number of shops which it was built from clay it was only sales textiles and some limited goods At the beginning of 1930 the street have been expanded and redesigned. And at the 1950s the street have been had a great commercial and social expansion and a great development in the architecture style specially the Damascus's houses


The street location

Al- Hashemi Street is one of the most important streets in the irbid city it is located in the downtown it is have special social, cultural, and commercial identity


Topography

Area where a noticeable difference in the heights. Not taken into account in a lot of areas, and this adversely affects grouping of water in the street


The Climate 120 100

Precipitation mm

80 60 40 20 0 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 120 100

Average of low temperature

80 60 40 20

Conclusion: Irbid has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate .. common in the Levant region.. Summers are hot at days with warm nights while winters are cool and wet. The highest precipitation at January and it is about 111.6 mm

0 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0

Average of high temperature

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec


Accessibility to the street Hashemi Street

Hashemi Street one known streets in Irbid so very easy to reach it. Addition to the availability of public transportation Street


‫‪Land Marks in the location‬‬ ‫بيت السرايا‬ ‫بيت وصفي التل‬

‫دوار الساعه‬

‫بلدية إربد‬ ‫الكبرى‬


Elements Of Urban Physical Form “Hameed shirvani ”


1-Land use land use

N


1-Land use Actual land use

mosque

N

Public space

Commercial

Mixed use


2.Building form


2.Building form •High random buildings, so there is a five-storey building next to the building of bungalows •Unplanned buildings shaped well as all form large blocks on either side of the street •Huge blocks of buildings were hiding behind Lands large spaces. Could be exploited parking


2.Building form •The facades of buildings were not based on a particular style. Even gives a special character to the street •There are interfaces with very bad buildings, some with glass fronts. This constitutes a visual pollution in the street •The use of colors in some interfaces randomly


3. Circulation & Parking


Parking Option 1

Option 2


3. Circulation & Parking Vertical parking Option 3


Streetscape


Walk side


4. Open space


4. Open space •Pavement was very tight. In addition, the presence of a very small number of trees •There are some of few trees in parts of the sidewalk was an impediment to pedestrian •That the area of the Landscape or recreational areas


4. Open space •Exploiting some open areas on both sides of the street car parking lots Pay •The absence of any open areas. Although they found hidden behind buildings and untapped any use


5. Pedestrian ways


5. Pedestrian ways There is a bad pedestrian environment : 1- The side walk tiles are broken and not safe 2- The bad Rain water drainage system so that the water collects in the ways 3- the Lack in the garbage containers


5. Pedestrian ways

Street vendors closing the pedestrian ways which narrowing the sidewalk • There is road cross sections •


5. Pedestrian ways

In some part of the street there are a walk rails which it separate the vehicles way from pedestrian way


5. Pedestrian ways Planting • The size of the trees is not suitable and it have not a specific pattern • Types of trees unsuitable


5. Pedestrian ways


‫‪6- Supporting Activities‬‬ ‫‪Civic centers‬‬ ‫•‬ ‫•‬ ‫•‬ ‫•‬ ‫•‬ ‫•‬

‫مديرية ثقافة اربد‬ ‫دائرة المواصفات والمقاييس‬ ‫حزب البعث العربي‬ ‫الشتراكي الردني‬ ‫التحاد النسائي‬ ‫مكتبة عامة‬ ‫القاعة الهاشمية‬


7. signage system

There are two types of signage in the street :

1- advertising

2- information and direction


Information and direction

The Information signs in the street 1- are not clear 2- in some places it is not located in the suitable places 3-it not visible for everyone 4- it need to be follow up and maintenance


Advertising


Advertising The Advertising signs in the street 1- there is no regularity in the signs size 2- in some places it is not located in the suitable places 3-it is not visible for everyone 4- it need to be follow up and maintenance 5- there is no regularity in the signs heights 6- it didn’t reflect the character of area


Advertising


7. signage system

signage zones: •Traffic • Advertising


8 . Preservation Al- Hashemi Street which is have a cultural identity by have some historical building which it was built at the beginning of 1950s . but it need a maintenance and identification to the activities and find the best one that fit to the structure which it will help in increase the benefits to the community .

The street is surrounded by a historical and cultural building , so that the street could be redesign to be a linking element for these sites


S.W.A.T Analysis

W S

S.W.A.T O T


Strengths •Famous of street for the region •Easy access to the street


Strengths 2- Mixed use

3- Commercial uses that served the area and nearby districts which it need to improve the level of services.


Weaknesses 1- signage system 1- Visual pollution : there is no regularity in the signs size and in some places it is not located in the suitable place also there is no regularity in the signs heights (Refer to picture 1,2 and3) 2-it is not visible for everyone 3- it need to be follow up and maintenance (Refer to picture4) 4- it didn’t reflect the character of area

Picture 2

Picture 1

Picture 3

Picture 4


Weaknesses 2-Building height

1-High random buildings, so there is a five-storey building next to the building of bungalows 2-Unplanned buildings shaped well as all form large blocks on either side of the street 3- Huge blocks of buildings were hiding behind Lands large spaces. Could be exploited parking Picture 1

Picture 2

Picture 3

Picture 4


Weaknesses

3- Planting : • The size of the trees is not suitable and it have not a specific pattern • Types of trees unsuitable

4- There is a bad pedestrian environment : 1- The side walk tiles are broken and not safe 2- the Lack in the garbage containers


Weaknesses

4-Elevations : • The facades of buildings were not based on a particular style. Even gives a special character to the street •The use of colors in some interfaces randomly

•5-Open space •Pavement was very tight. In addition, the presence of a very small number of trees •There are some of few trees in parts of the sidewalk was an impediment to pedestrian •That the area of the Landscape or recreational areas


Opportunities 1- historical building : need a maintenance and identification to the activities and find the best one that fit to the structure. 2-Infill areas can be used for different proposes • parking lots • small garden or green open spaces (Specially that there is a lack in outside recreational sites like public gardens and playing area for children in the neighborhoods ).


Threats 1- road cross section : Lack of cross sections

2- drainage system The bad Rain water drainage system so that the water collects in the ways


Threats Dangerous junctions :

Urbandesign al hashmy st  
Urbandesign al hashmy st  
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