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Urban Design Competition versus Design Interactivity and Quality Judgment
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
2011 (English)In: Architectural Competitions - Research Inquiries and Experiences / [ed] Magnus Rönn, Reza Kazemian, Jonas E. Andersson, Stockholm: Axl Books, 2011, 1, 562-577 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The study is targeted to analyze the essence of interactive design process, design methodology and the communicability of quality judgment of urban design competitions. The aim is to provide a political argument which supports organizational and procedural reforms of the entire cycle of competition, from judgment to selection and implementation of a prize-winning architectural design. The study is searching to provide some principle definitions of the concepts of design methodology and design competition and is keen to find out a new model of competing system which provides better interactivity and communication among wider sections of designers, jurors, clients and end-users. We need to know to what extents design qualities and visions can be judged rectified and realized by relying on the solutions favoured and selected by few experts. What are the essential quality criteria that are being prioritized by jury members? What are the roles and positions of key players, especially end users, in quality judgment processes? How are different needs, values, and visions being met after the implemented prize-awarded urban design projects? How can the processes of an urban design competition be reformed, new communication channels be created and a higher standard of quality judgment and fairness of the system be maintained?

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Stockholm: Axl Books, 2011, 1. 562-577 p.
Keyword [en]
Design Philosophy, Design Process, Architectural Competition, Urban Design Interaction, Design Methodology, Commuincative Design
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Engineering and Technology Humanities
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-73606ISBN: 9789197859820OAI: diva2:489027
Communicative Quality Judgment of Urban Design
QC 20120207Available from: 2012-02-07 Created: 2012-02-02 Last updated: 2012-02-07Bibliographically approved

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