GDP 2014

Graduate Design Project - Team 8

2014-01-27 02:11:45


BRAINSTORMING - Chose location - Milan, Italy - Outline of project plan

2014-01-27 16:13:56

City's masterplan research

Research into the Expo 2015 taking place in Milan and the masterplan involved. - Looking into the main transport links and attractions within Milan - Briefed on city's transport issue by Miriam - Summarized the broad aspects we want to explore

2014-01-29 02:11:45

Milan 4th most traffic congested city in the world

According to Forbes magazine. "The real answers to Milan's pollution problems lie with sorting out the traffic problems and improving public transport." Damiano di Simine, regional president of the environmental campaign group Legambiente

2014-01-30 08:22:19

Volume of traffic in Milan

An interesting slide showing traffic hotspots during rushhours. Areas such as the outer ring road can regularly be at 150% capacity.

2014-01-30 13:19:18

Regional development, skylines, and the city of constant renewal

Links to great information sources that can help in our workshop discussions.

2014-02-02 16:13:56

Intelligent Transport Systems

In order to look at problem solving strategies we can turn to Singapore as an example since it is one of the least congested cities. Ideas: -free public transportation in pre-morning peak hours -Vehicle Quota System (VQS) -regulates the rate of growth of vehicles on our roads, at a rate that can be sustained by developments in land transport infrastructure -congestion charge (Electronic Road Pricing systems (ERP – tolls that vary according to traffic flows, and work as a congestion charge). The ERP uses a short-range radio communication system to deduct charges from smart cards inserted in the vehicles). -Expressway Monitoring and Advisory System, alerting motorists to traffic accidents on major roads and a GPS system installed on the city taxis, which monitors and reports on traffic conditions around the city. All information from the systems feed into the Intelligent Transport System’s Operations Control Centre, which consolidates the data and provides real-time traffic information to the public. -an extensive public transport system

2014-02-02 16:13:56

Milan: Is it still competitive and charming?

Another great resource for understanding issues surounding the development of the Greater Milan region.

2014-02-02 16:30:33

Why Cities Matter

How to improve access and avoid congestion (pages 46-69)

2014-02-03 12:13:56

Concept sketches

1. Suspended tram with green roof 2. Green roof 'tunnel' structure to surround existing tram network.

2014-02-03 16:13:56

Brainstorming diagram

Brainstorming notes from Workshop 2. Many interesting ideas came through this workshop including integration with existing culture and addressing existing problems.

2014-02-09 21:13:56

Initial concept

An elevated green communal space with above-ground monorail/tram system to reduce ground-level traffic. Discussions about where to locate it are vital for sucessful integration in the existing transport network.

2014-02-10 15:13:56

Concept name brainstorming

Alex from Studio AR was saying how deciding a concept name was important as it would help to refine our goals.

2014-02-11 16:13:56

More sketches

More sketches following discussions at our Workshop on Monday.

2014-02-12 16:13:56

Transport analysis map

Maps of the city of Milan

2014-02-14 11:13:56

L’Autostrada Verde di Milano

Conceptual rendering of the elevated green pathway and its scale.

2014-02-14 11:13:56

3d model

A preliminary 3D rendering showing relationship with elevated platform and buildings. One issue to work on is the lack of privacy and blocking out of sunlight that this causes. These ideas will be refined in time for the final presentation.

2014-02-17 10:13:56

Final preparations

Presentation to be editted in Prezi to allow us to better tell our design process and incorporate media effectively. Our final concept is to be revealed on Feb 17th at 2pm!

GDP 2014

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