The Productive Network - Programme Implementation

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Programme Implementation

With the circulatory space defined and programme zones assigned, now it’s time to actually insert the additional programmes in the tissue and give volume to these.  The nodes act as intense insertions of programme with a range of influence on the paths.  On these pages we will talk about the implementation to the nodes.  The final location and size of the volumes will be dependent on the adapted morphology proceeded from the previous section.

To begin with the required open space is cleared according to the node category defined before.  A range of influence can be defined how far the programme is introduced onto the network paths.  With this information and the required areas from the table, volumes are inserted on the lower floors of the built morphology.  The final step is to put the dwellings and greenhouses back, lifted above.  The urban tissue will be like a carpet laid over the programmes, without loosing any of the dwellings or productive units.

(C) Node category
the category of the node is defined by the number of connected network edges

(T) Character and types of social mixing programmes
list of programme to be allocated to the specific node

(A) Allocated areas and open space
corresponding areas for the different types of programme defined by the node category

(R) Range of influence
the node category defines how influential the social/mixing program will be for the whole urban tissue, meaning how far can it grow along the paths

Node Programmes Implemented Example

Node Programmes Implemented Example
When all the rules and data for the additional programmes are defined and allocated, this page shows a possible implementation at a highly connected wholesale node (W6).

Multiple strategies are possible with the rule set, chosen here is to lift the centre area of the node in order to provide a continuous market space for pedestrians.  The circulatory routes are lowered at the boundary of the node. The section shows tunnels for vehicles to connect underneath the undulating landscape.  
The high connectivity of the node suggests a stop for public transport, here implemented as a underground connection.