TERRITORIAL CORNERS. TERRITORIAL MOBILITY AND PLANNING, A MODEL OF INTEGRATION: RANDSTAD-NETHERLANDS

CLIENT:
Netherlands

The urban corner is a metaphor of the city overall as a physical space for meeting and interaction. The traditional concentration of movement and activity in urban crossroads shows the structuring role of the corner in the city’s arrangement and, because of its multi-scalar nature, of the territory too. The territorial corners are built spaces where the relationships of inter-dependency between individuals, activity and movement appear. The condition of these enclaves as transport node depends on the correspondence between diverse types and natures of mobility. The condition of urban place is related to the capacity to create a uniform physical framework that enhances human interaction. The territorial corner thus integrates both conditions, urban node and place in the definition of a poly-central structure linked to the accesses to the transport system. As a space for the meeting of mobility and urban activity, the territorial corner depends on the balance between the condition of transport system node and urban place of human interaction in a symbolic constructed framework. Territorial corners can form a system of new centres in the contemporary territory, an expression of the new forms of activity and movement.

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