Transitional Spaces and Portals
Transitional Spaces and Portals is a design-led investigation into how we use and engage with urban spaces in town centres. The spatial awareness that we experience as we transmit through and inside buildings and related spaces between, affects our human behaviour within the physicality of our urban environments. References into Environmental Psychology, Human Factor Behavioural Science, and current thinking on Urban Design would be adopted.
Kirkcaldy Town Centre, will be the focus of my investigations.
New Business Retail Parks are on the periphery of the town, creating an adverse effect on retailing trade in the High Street. The Design Research Project has the opportunity to develop ideas to recapture key urban spaces to improve the high street ambience, so that the town centre does not need to be just about shops.
Stakeholders are from a wide range of organisations including, Planning, Kirkcaldy 4 All , Town Management , Fife Council, Civic Society, Green Initiatives , Developers, Designers and the general public users.
Design methods and techniques to investigate and record the high street environments would aim to develop a proposal that could act as a link mechanism strategy for one or more stakeholders, to develop a new useable urbanism for all.