Understanding The City

Faculty of Planning, Foundation Studio 2020

Urban Land 

Land-use map describes the existing purpose each plot of land serves and the location, distribution and total area of different land uses at the precinct level.

Floor space index (FSI) is an indicator of built density and expressed as the ratio of floor space (Built-up) to the plot area.

0.6

Gross FSI

0.6

Net FSI

40

%

Residential Land Area 

9.8

Distance from the City Center ( in Kilometres )

Population of the Precinct ( in thousands )

18.1

A'ali

The selected site is 1 square kilometer in area and the results below are for this selected site.

Dwelling Units

2055
A'ali

Evolution of the precinct from 2000s

Road Networks 

Block perimeter is a parameter used to assess the connectivity and accessibility for pedestrian users.

It is a predictor for walking activity.

Average block perimeter ( in meters )

345

Road Hierarchy is the classification of roads in terms of its functions and capacity. Higher the road hierarchy prioritizes mobility over accessibility.

Area under Roads  

%

Street Density ( kms/sq.km )

26.7

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Public Space

A figure-ground diagram illustrates the relationship between built and open space in precincts. Open spaces such as streets, parks, natural features and plazas are represented by white, while  black indicates buildings.

Nolli's map is utilized as a method to identify different types of public realm in students’ precincts.The map is then used to also analyze the degree of ‘public-ness’ basis access restrictions pertaining to gender, time, age and cost.

29

Built Area 

71

Un-built Area

19

Area under public use 

%

%

%

ELAINE AGITH

Located in the Kingdom of Bahrain, A�ali is a residential town scattered between the tumuli of the Dilmun civilization, which was thriving in the early 22 BCE. In 219, A�ali gained national attention with the Dilmun Burial Mounds being declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the proposal of the GCC Railway Terminal. Thus, it becomes critical to understand the present town of A�ali as it prepares for future developments. This portfolio is an attempt to analyse the interplay of different systems that continue to influence the transformation process.

PORTFOLIO

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