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					    Urban Design 3

 Urban Components : Squares,
streets, pedestrian street, Alley
Squares
• A town square is an open area commonly
    found in the heart of a traditional town used for
    community gatherings.
•   Most town squares are suitable for open
    markets, musical performance, political and
    other events Being centrally located, town
    squares are usually surrounded by small shops
    such as bakeries, markets, stores and also
    church or mosque and city hall, etc. At their
    center is often a fountain, well, monument, or
    statue.
                                   Historical and Religous Squares




                                   Vatikan St.Peters Square, Rome,italy


Piazza del duomo, firenze, italy          Piazza dei Miracoli, Pisa,italy
Historical Monumental Squares               Piazza del Popolo, Rome,italy




Trafalgar Square, London, UK




             St.Petersburg Square, Russia
Historical and Functional Squares




                                 Piazza del Compo, Siena, Italy




                              The Palio di Siena is a traditional
                              medieval horse race run around
                              the Piazza del Campo twice each
                              year, on 2 July and 16 August
                            Market Squares




Hauptplatz, switzerland




     Krakow Rynek, Poland
                                   National Squares




Freedom Square, Kharkov, Ukraine




    Red Square, Moscow, Russia
Streets



                                Greek street-III.century BC-Porta Rosa-Velia-Italy


• A street is a paved public thoroughfare in a built
    environment. It is a public parcel of land adjoining
    building in an urban context, on which people may freely
    assemble, interact, and move about.
•   The street is a public easement, one of the few shared
    between all sorts of people. As a component of the built
    environment as ancient as human habitation, the street
    sustains a range of activities vital to civilization. Its roles
    are as numerous and diverse as its ever-changing cast of
    characters.
Pedestrian streets
• pedestrian mall is the most common form of pedestrian zone in
    large cities. It is a street lined with storefronts and closed off to
    most car traffic




Istiklal Street, Beyoglu,Istanbul          La Rambla, Barcelona
Alley
• An alley is a narrow, pedestrian line found in urban areas mostly in
   older cities and towns in Europe which usually runs between or
   behind buildings. Alleys are often what is left of a medieval street
   network, or a right way or ancient footpath in an urban setting  .

				
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