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Designing space for economic activities: possible designs according to different area types

Book Contribution - Chapter

It's best not to increase the current land take any more. Space for economics is a
important need, but how do we design that space for economic activities within
the current land take? In recent years we have seen publications with design initiatives
and design research for economic activities (Labo XX, Re:Work, Leiedal
Chameleon,...), each with its own objective and finality. In addition, the Department
Environment in 2017 and in 2018 collaborated twice with the Brussels-Capital Region
Region and with the Sheffield University School of Architecture on compaction in the
economic fabric.
This paper draws on this rich material and draws on it to design strategies for economic development.
space out, with the aim of maintaining and even increasing economic space,
with no additional space required. The application and the result of the design strategies
vary depending on the design situation. The more economy you want in an area, how
give more weight to economic design strategies. For the following design situations
the application of the design strategies will be considered: (1) an environment with only
businesses, which then also determines the quality of the area, (2) an environment in which
companies determine the quality, but where a small number of dwellings around the companies
present, (3) an environment whose quality is determined by living, but
where the objective is to carry out activities (e.g. economic activities on the ground floor).
and (4) an environment in which quality is only determined by living.
The application of these strategies will be illustrated with examples from the
cited studies.
Book: Plandag 2019
Pages: 286-295
Number of pages: 10
Publication year:2019