The Notion of Ground: A Definition of Urban Permeability in Hong Kong and Barcelona
Publication in refereed journal

香港中文大學研究人員
替代計量分析
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摘要Objective
The famous plan of Rome by Nolli (1748) illustrates the permeability of the urban structure of the city using a figure-ground representation and for the first time including the courtyards and internal areas of public buildings as civic spaces. This paper is concerned with the question of identifying and describing the notion of urban permeability through analysing two paradigmatic cities, Barcelona and Hong Kong.

Methodology
In this article the symbiotic relationship between architecture and city, urban public spaces and the built environment will be explored using a comparative analysis. With the aim to clarify the notion of urban permeability in different spatial contexts, various urban phenomena will be analysed to understand the contrasts, similarities and specificities of both cities.

Conclusions
In the historic centre of Barcelona, the intricate sequence of squares and strategic passageways are an extraordinary example of urban permeability at ground level. On the other hand, the financial district of Central Hong Kong Island demonstrates how the pedestrian flows circulate like a dense fluid through a three-dimensional network of buildings, subterranean passages and skywalks. This system generates a series of collective spaces at different levels and creates vertical circulation which connects directly to the public transport system.

Originality
The degree of urban permeability influences the exploration and the perception of the urban environment. However, there are no specific studies on how this quality characterizes the spatial structure of Hong Kong and Barcelona. This article will address this knowledge gap by analysing these two dense and complex urban forms.
出版社接受日期18.05.2017
著者Rossini F., Roca E., Harris S.
期刊名稱Architecture, City and Environment
出版年份2018
月份10
卷號13
期次38
頁次211 - 234
國際標準期刊號1887-7052
電子國際標準期刊號1886-4805
語言英式英語
關鍵詞Public Space, Urban Permeability, Hong Kong, Barcelona

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