Posted by ANNU TALREJA on March 16, 2004 at 21:13:56:
In Reply to: Architecture & movement posted by Fatma on March 09, 2004 at 05:33:43:
I think you would have to work on two different aspects simultaneously. Firstly, u would need a detail urban network study of the area in which ur station is located in order to see and locate the imp. points of transit and imp. inflow of both pedestrian and vehicular movement to ur station premises. Then, within ur site u would have to categorise and totally segreggate parking and movement for different kinds of vehicles as in public transport , private transport within which u would have buses, taxis, autos, etc. Then within a station building u would have to see how best u can give a sense of direction to the crowds coming in huge volumes to the station. How well u can make them orient themselves to the surroundings. There is something called as a concourse which exists in end condition rly stn n since it gives u a continuous visual link with the platforms, it avoids unnecessary crowding on the platforms. if you could somehow incorporate that feature, u can find it in bombay vt station and vashi station. Coming to the theoratical bit, u would have to analyse as to how the architectural vocabulary of a station building has changed from sheds to huge buildings accomodationg station functions and how with the advent of new materials it is reverting back giving importance to the main function of the station , ie, platforms and the tracks. u can see some examples like waterloo station in uk where the platform sheds are the dominant factors giving the station building its character. theres a good book called architecture of the rail if u can find it somehow. i cant recall the author right now. i will tell u about it by tomorrow.
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