SITE ANALYSIS

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SITE ANALYSIS by Mind Map: SITE ANALYSIS

1. TOPOGRAPHY

1.1. Objectives

1.1.1. To identify

1.2. Analysis / Parameters

1.2.1. soil type

1.2.2. natural elements

1.2.2.1. mountains / hill

1.2.2.2. lake / pond

1.2.2.3. sea / beach

1.2.3. vantage point

1.2.3.1. highest point

1.2.3.2. visual axis

1.3. Expected outcome

1.3.1. site cross-section

1.3.1.1. Proposal

1.3.1.1.1. suitability for proposed building typology/function

1.3.1.1.2. improve urban form / imageability

2. ORIENTATION

2.1. Objectives

2.1.1. To determine sunpath/shadow casting

2.2. Analysis / Parameters

2.2.1. sunpath / shadow

2.2.2. building orientation

2.3. Expected outcome

2.3.1. sunpath/shadow casting diagram

2.3.1.1. Proposal

2.3.1.1.1. incorporate passive design solution

2.3.1.1.2. increase energy efficiency & comfort

2.3.1.1.3. increase financial value of the building

3. VISUAL ASPECT

3.1. Objectives

3.1.1. To identify and assesses existing urban form

3.2. Analysis / Parameters

3.2.1. Legibility & Imageability study (K. Lynch)

3.2.1.1. Edges

3.2.1.1.1. - hedges / landscape barrier

3.2.1.2. District

3.2.1.2.1. - neighbourhood

3.2.1.2.2. - commercial district/centre

3.2.1.2.3. - waterfront

3.2.1.3. Paths

3.2.1.3.1. - all roads & linkages

3.2.1.3.2. - connectivity

3.2.1.4. Landmarks

3.2.1.4.1. - place identification

3.2.1.5. Nodes

3.2.1.5.1. - gathering places & local hotspots

3.2.1.5.2. - local hotspot

3.3. Expected outcome

3.3.1. Cognitive map

3.3.1.1. Proposal

3.3.1.1.1. improve urban form / imageability / legibility

4. BUILT ENVIRONMENT

4.1. Objectives

4.1.1. To identify and assess existing quality of built environment

4.2. Analysis / Parameters

4.2.1. Architectural style

4.2.2. Grid / layout (roads)

4.2.3. Open space / public space

4.2.4. Building typology

4.3. Expected outcome

4.3.1. location map + photo elaboration

4.3.1.1. Proposal

4.3.1.1.1. improve urban form / imageability

4.3.1.1.2. efficient planning

5. ACCESSIBILITY

5.1. Objectives

5.1.1. To identify existing and future entryways/entry points & district/regional access point into the site

5.2. Analysis / Parameters

5.2.1. Location & routes (to be marked in map)

5.2.1.1. Waterways / ports

5.2.1.2. Highway & highway exits

5.2.1.3. Main roads

5.2.1.4. Nearest airport

5.2.1.5. Bus terminal

5.2.1.6. Train stations

5.3. Expected outcome

5.3.1. location mapping

5.3.1.1. Proposal

5.3.1.1.1. improve accessibility

6. PARKING

6.1. Objectives

6.1.1. To identify existing parking location, system and capacity of the area they serve

6.2. Analysis / Parameters

6.2.1. Location, owner & capacity (to be marked in map)

6.3. Expected outcome

6.3.1. location mapping

6.3.1.1. Proposal

6.3.1.1.1. efficient parking management

6.3.1.1.2. parking system

7. TRANSPORTATION

7.1. Objectives

7.1.1. To identify means of transportation intercity and intracity

7.2. Analysis / Parameters

7.2.1. Location (to be marked in map)

7.2.1.1. Main transit hub/terminals (train, bus, taxi, ferry port)

7.2.1.2. Transit stop (bus stand, taxi stand)

7.3. Expected outcome

7.3.1. location mapping

7.3.1.1. Proposal

7.3.1.1.1. improve transportation system

7.3.1.1.2. ideal location for transportation hub

8. ENVIRONMENT

8.1. Objectives

8.1.1. To identify and assess existing quality of environment

8.2. Analysis / Parameters

8.2.1. Location & capacity (to be marked in map)

8.2.1.1. Weather & climate

8.2.1.2. Ecosystem & biodiversity

8.2.1.3. Pollution / waste

8.2.1.4. Recreational / cultural value

8.3. Expected outcome

8.3.1. location mapping + photo elaboration

8.3.1.1. Proposal

8.3.1.1.1. Environmentally friendly design

8.3.1.1.2. Passive design

9. EXISTING PLANTING & LANDSCAPE ELEMENTS

9.1. Objectives

9.1.1. To identify existing open spaces, users & activities

9.1.2. To identify native species within the site

9.2. Analysis / Parameters

9.2.1. Function (based on facilities/amenities)

9.2.2. Location (to be marked in map)

9.3. Expected outcome

9.3.1. Landscape master plan

9.3.1.1. Proposal

9.3.1.1.1. Increase outdoor activities

9.3.1.1.2. determining image / character

9.3.1.1.3. compliment / shared functions

9.3.1.1.4. create sustainable planting design

10. PEDESTRIAN LINKAGES

10.1. Objectives

10.1.1. To identify existing facilities and its connectivity

10.2. Analysis / Parameters

10.2.1. Connection (to be marked in map)

10.2.1.1. Footpath

10.2.1.2. Bicycle path

10.2.1.3. Transition node (pocket park, shelter)

10.3. Expected outcome

10.3.1. location mapping

10.3.1.1. Proposal

10.3.1.1.1. improve pedestrian system & inclusivity towards disabled community

10.3.1.1.2. Increase pedestrian activities

10.3.1.1.3. reduce carbon footprint

11. UTILITY RETICULATION SYSTEM

11.1. Objectives

11.1.1. To identify existing utilities and its systems

11.2. Analysis / Parameters

11.2.1. Location (to be marked in map)

11.2.1.1. Power / Electrical distribution

11.2.1.1.1. TNB sub-station / national grid

11.2.1.1.2. Solar farms / wind farms / geothermal / hydroelectric dams

11.2.1.2. Water distribution system

11.2.1.2.1. reservoir

11.2.1.2.2. water treatment plant

11.2.1.2.3. water tower / district distribution system

11.2.1.2.4. waste water facilities / sewage treatment plant / communal septic tank / oxidation pond

11.2.1.3. Waste management

11.2.1.3.1. incinerator

11.2.1.3.2. landfill

11.2.1.3.3. recycling centre

11.3. Expected outcome

11.3.1. location mapping

11.3.1.1. Proposal

11.3.1.1.1. municipal/district/regional data centre

11.3.1.1.2. self-sustaining supply system

11.3.1.1.3. efficient waste management

11.3.1.1.4. renewable energy

12. SURROUNDING DEVELOPMENT

12.1. Objectives

12.1.1. To identify location, character & functions of other development around the site (2-5km from site)

12.2. Analysis / Parameters

12.2.1. Location (2-5km radius from site)

12.2.2. Character of the development

12.2.3. Function (based on facilities/amenities)

12.3. Expected outcome

12.3.1. imageability / character

12.3.1.1. Proposal

12.3.1.1.1. compliment / shared functions

12.3.1.1.2. determining image / character

13. LAND USAGE

13.1. Objective

13.1.1. To identify existing land use and density of the site/study area

13.2. Analysis / Parameters

13.2.1. Diversity

13.2.1.1. Commercial

13.2.1.2. Residential

13.2.1.3. Open space / park / recreational

13.2.1.4. Industrial

13.2.1.5. Agriculture

13.2.1.6. Institutional

13.2.1.7. Utilities

13.2.1.8. Undeveloped land

13.2.2. Density

13.2.2.1. Population

13.2.2.2. Activities

13.3. Expected outcome

13.3.1. land use map

13.3.2. population density map/diagram