LCDBC 2015 International Student Design Competition

Kitakyushu / Japan / 2015

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Project Statement
The Hibikino-Orio study area has a distinct identity that stems from its remarkable
relationship with natural environment. Our proposal’s main objective is to reducing CO2
emission through revitalizing and increasing the interaction between nature and urban
fabric. Our selected site is located along one of the riverfronts and our “Riverfront Urban
Village” design concept is a combination of “Neighborhood Unit” principles, “Transit
Oriented Development” principles, preserving and revitalizing “Natural Riverfronts”
principles and “Complete Street” principles. Our proposed study area is envisioned to be
a compact, walkable, pedestrian-scale, safe, clean and aesthetically pleasant community
that would offer a variety of alternative modes of transpiration.


Regarding the land use polices, most of the area within the selected riverfront is currently
being used for residential purposes. There are currently no community centers, libraries,
or public or private parks within the selected area. The only green space in the area is
farms and urban forestry areas. The following strategies were selected as the method for
future land use:


Creating new Nodes
Nodes are strategic points of axis within a neighborhood or city; they serve as a point of
reference for people passing through them. Public transportation hubs can help nodes
grow organically, as demand for services will be greater wherever people congregate in
large clusters at different times of the day.


Densifying future lots:
The area has the potential to have more mixed-use building that have homes, businesses,
retail and recreational opportunities in closer proximity to one another in each
neighborhood unit.


Ensuring equal opportunities for all incomes:
Creating a range of housing opportunities, including low, medium and high density
residential to allow people to live affordably in the same community. It also offers a more
flexible community, as it is able to respond to demographic changes such as aging and
population changes.


Providing equal access to services for everyone within the Urban Village
A mix of parking, retails, and park space should be available with walking distance in the
each neighborhood unit. A variety of land uses should lie within a quarter mile walking
distance.


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    Project StatementThe Hibikino-Orio study area has a distinct identity that stems from its remarkablerelationship with natural environment. Our proposal’s main objective is to reducing CO2emission through revitalizing and increasing the interaction between nature and urbanfabric. Our selected site is located along one of the riverfronts and our “Riverfront UrbanVillage” design concept is a combination of “Neighborhood Unit” principles, “TransitOriented...

    Project details
    • Year 2015
    • Work started in 2015
    • Work finished in 2015
    • Status Competition works
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