The Passage Type as a Generator for Urban Connectivity
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This thesis takes two subjects - Type and Site - and uses them in a design that calls attention to the responsibility of the architect towards creating civic pedestrian connections. The Passage or Arcade Type is studied for its architectural, urban and social role in creating civic space. The site of Canary Wharf is studied for its lack of connectivity, character, and scale. The Thesis Design applies the Passage to the Urban Design of a connection space at Canary Wharf.
This thesis provides a platform for critiquing modern architecture and planning at Canary Wharf. It also provides a method for reintroducing the Passage Type to modern planning and design.