design proposal – Gehl Architects, Puerto Varas + Puerto Montt, Chile, 2016
This design proposal is quite interesting because of the method that Gehl Architects applied. They studied people behavior in public spaces and then they designed a new proposal which started with a pilot project that could be implemented in the future.
With the analysis they found many problems such as: too many areas are occupied by cars and people have less than the half entire space to walk, there a very few safe paths for pedestrian, green areas are underused and so on.
The intervention wants to design a new kind of public space, dedicated to people not to cars, it wants to encourage public transportation, market spaces, social interaction spaces and safer pedestrian paths.
plataforma urbana article here
Gehl Architects site here