The overall scope of the strategic phase is the generation of strategic programmes for the development and management of transformation in the study area within its immediate territorial context.
This module aims to assist students in developing realistic urban regeneration programmes for the transformation of the immediate areas along the M8 motorway and also other adjacent areas which are severely affected by the M8 in the larger urban context. In particular, on the basis of the information gathered in the previous analytical phase, students will formulate imaginative but at the same time realistic scenarios for the transformation of the site and the ‘making of place and mediation of space’, recognising and taking into account often contradictory forces and interests.
There are four scenarios which will be experimented and explored to identify their respective strengths in achieving the urban regeneration and transformation programmes. The four scenarios are:-
1. Minimal Change on the Motorway
2. Partially Covering the Motorway
3. Tunnelling the Motorway
4. Transforming the Motorway into Boulevard
Students will compare emerging ideas for change and transformation and combine them to form a holistic strategy for the study area that takes into account formal, social, economic and environmental aspects of sustainable urban development. Throughout this process, students are requested to relate their strategy to the current urban design and planning debate.
Below are the proposals for the four scenarios:
1. Minimal Change (Barbara, Felicia, Maria, Martina, Pei Ei)
2. Partially Covered (Jacob, Tereza, Jak Hui, Patrick, Gina)
3. Tunnelling (Nathan, Alessandra, Sean, Edmund, James)
4. Boulevard (Afton, Amily, Hui Lih, Ioannis, Eghosa)