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Components of Urban Design. Theme D: Social Issues. KTH School of Architecture and the Built Environment Saeed, Sun April 2007. Improve the quailty of public life. Social important factors: -Identity Families Nature Local enterprises …. Vision Statement :. Site Analysis.

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Components of Urban Design

Theme D: Social Issues

KTH School of Architecture and the Built Environment

Saeed, Sun April 2007

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Improve the quailty of public life

  • Social important factors:

  • -Identity

  • Families

  • Nature

  • Local enterprises

Vision Statement:

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Site Analysis

Årsta torg: public place, important for identity

Garden city: Distinction between public and private

Divided public spaces


Sandsfjärgatan :only for cars

Undefined public places

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SWOT Analysis


  • Create a new public place linking old Årsta torg to Valla torg

  • Generating new identity for southern area by densifying and promoting streets


Strong sense of belonging to the place among people in Årsta

A mixture of people with different economy level


  • Ambiguity of public and private in Sandsfjärgatan

  • Lack of family houses in Årsta

  • Weak idenety of public places


  • To demote the existing identity of Årsta

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Plan proposal

Roundabout is promoted to a square surrounded by mix-use buildings

New blocks defines the street and inner courtyards

new plaza for Årsta and Valla

A new tram-street with shops in ground floors



Relocate the existing street closer to houses

Transform existing undefined greeneries to elaborated local parks

Tram stop bridges between Årsta and Enskede gård: an internal public place

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Section 1: New plaza

Section 2: inner courtyards