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Dunér, Fredrik (2008) Cirkulationsplatser – estetik och design. Other thesis, SLU.

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The purpose with this final thesis has been to study the aesthetics and design of roundabouts and to ascertain important factors that influence the experience of them. The investigation was carried out through literature-, field studies and interviews with persons that in different ways have participated in the formation of roundabouts. Furthermore, six roundabouts have been explored in more depth so that the survey would get a more practical link. These six roundabouts all occur in the rim of a city and do thereby have an important role as a gateway. The environments in such contexts are often complex which adds additional difficulty in achieving a visually appealing design, especially when taking into account the usually high traffic intensity. As part of the exploration process a schematic proposal for redesigning a roundabout in the outskirts of Malmo has been performed. The study showed that the round shape is a strong element that is not uncomplicated to integrate into other built forms. Since the roundabout is a very transparent structure it is significant for the result that the design relates to the surrounding environment. The research has also revealed the importance of all components that constitute the roundabout being coordinated in order to achieve a uniform expression. Furthermore, using vegetation can successfully contribute to unite and improve fragmented traffic environments.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Keywords: cirkulationsplats, rondell, rondeller, stadsport, entré, trafikplats
Subject (faculty): Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science > Dept. Landscape Architecture
Divisions: SLU > Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science
Depositing User: Fredrik Dunér
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2008
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 10:08
URI: http://ex-epsilon.slu.se/id/eprint/2827

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