The Particular Case Of Urban Waterfronts
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B. Niemann & S. Weber
The urban waterfront has recently been the site of many municipal development projects all over the world. The popularity of this location has led to raging realestate prices, prestigious landmark architecture and masses of visitors and tourists. Besides the challenges that come with its popularity, the urban waterfront is also required to deal with current ecological challenges. This paper argues that there is another dimension that plays an important role in this scheme: The waterfronts nature as threshold. Considering its existence as a space between spaces may contribute to comprehend the phenomenon of the recent popularity of the urban waterfront and also its contribution to the city as a whole. Keywords: waterfront, urban design, urban conversion, city port, sustainability, threshold, open wholeness.
Keywords: waterfront, urban design, urban conversion, city port, sustainability, threshold, open wholeness.