Badra Square, Ahmedabad

Analysis:

TRAFFIC MOVEMENT:

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In the morning we see that movement is wider (in plan) because there is still enough space for manouvers.
Poeple usually tend to brake traffic rules (street directions) while they have a chance to do so.

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Regarding the activities developed on the edges – starting from afternoon vehicular traffic concentrates into a thinner but denser line dominated by rikshas. It reaches its peak somewhere about 6 PM. And gradually decreases as the day passes into the night. This facts give us the possibility to understand the shifts and changes in proportions, depths and activities that are developed on the edges.

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Starting from late evening the traffic decreases in density and becomes loose again. After bike owners leave, small vehicles take over the place.

Traffic

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MORNING – EVENING

 

SHADOWS ANALYSIS:

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By shading analysis we simply see that the southern edges – during the day time – provide significant amount of shaded spaces. This serves as one of the reasons to sellers to allo- cate themselves closer to southern edges of Bhadra square.

Places that are shaded during the longest period of the day host more static tables. On the other hand places exposed to sun his mobile street furniture.

The event can also easily be traced by observing the lifecycle of shading devices and tents.

Shadows analysis

 

ALLOCATION OF STREET VENDORS:

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Sellers start to gather early. Depending on activities they gather in different points at a different time of the day.

Near temples they gather earlier to provide their customers with requrid goods for a morning ritual.

Near permanent shops and road junctions they gather at a later time.

 

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Location of hawkers (that contribute to density) gives us the notion of activities on the site. They tend to stand near vertical surfaces or boundaries. They use edges and later during the day they become part of the edges themselves.

Some edges (southern edges in particular) provide more possibilities like space, shade, intimacy etc. Thus shrinking the space by growing in numbers – hawkers – contribute much to overall lifecycle of density on Bhadra square.

 

Allocation of street vendors

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CONTESTED EDGES:

Base

A:

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For having an ability to understand the changes in the edges caused by hawkers we tried to look into their arrangements.
They tend to keep eysight and hearable distances and a possibility of reaching each other.

Edges (trascinato)

 

B:

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In some cases (especially with permanent activities) eyesight does the job.

Edges (trascinato) 1

 

C:

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Bigger scale edges provide more possibilities for hawkers. Here during the day the transformation is drastic.
Usage of vertical surfaces are noted but spaces inside and over the edge leaves us thinking about the perspectives…

Edges (trascinato) 2

SUGGESTIONS:

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