In a dense urban fabric streets act as linear elements connecting people, and places. Whereas, the open spaces that occur at regular intervals, at various scales, give the sense of pause and purpose to the built environment.
The idea of this exercise was to make the students experience open spaces of various scales, understand various activities happening in these spaces at different times, understand the kind of functions that develop around these open spaces, and also understand the logic behind their placement and distribution in the urban fabric.
In the groups of four, students were asked to identify five open spaces from within the old city of Vadodara. These five spaces should possibly cover different scales from the entire city; starting from the smallest open space between two/three houses to the large open spaces meant for the entire city.
Range of open spaces
Criteria for study