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dc.contributor.author Gunawardena, LGS
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-15T20:20:07Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-15T20:20:07Z
dc.date.issued 2014-03-16
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/9841
dc.description.abstract B o r e l l a i s one of the most important sub c e n t r e s of Colombo c i t y , with a h i g h c o n c e n t r a t i o n of commercial and s e r v i c e a c t i v i t i e s . Heavy c o n g e s t i o n of people and a c t i v i t i e s , problems of t r a f f i c & t r a n s p o r t a t i o n, g i v e r i s e to an urgent need f o r a development p l a n for t h i s area. This d e s s e r t a t i o n i s an attempt to study B o r e l l a town centre i n order to prepare a p l a n n i n g scheme w i t h s p e c i a l r e f e r e n c e to the Urban D e s i g n a s p e c t s and t h r e e d i m e n s i o n a l p h y s i c a l development of t h i s town. The f i r s t part of t h i s study i n c l u d e s the h i s t o r i c al development of B o r e l l a i n the context of expansion and development of Colombo c i t y . The o r i g i n of Colombo and i t s development through the P o r t u g u e s e , Dutch and C o l o n i a l p e r i o d s upto the present day w i t h r e f e r e n c e to B o r e l l a i s g i v e n i n Chapter I . In Chapter I I the past and p r e s e n t attempts to p l a n the c i t y were d i s c r i b e d. D e t a i l s of the Geddes P l a n , H o l i d a y p l a n , Abercrombei P l a n and the present UDA p l a n n i n g schemes are g i v e n in t h i s chapter. The t h i r d chapter h i g h l i g h t s the s i g n i f i c a n c e of B o r e l la i n the context of Colombo c i t y . The p h y s i c a l c h a r a c t o r is t i c s of the study area i n c l u d i n g l a n d u s e , p o p u l a t i o n, t r a f f i c and t r a n s p o r t a t i o n data are g i v e n i n t h is c h a p t e r . A n a l y s i s of the two f i e l d s u r v e y s on l a n d use and t r a f f i c i s d i s c r i b e d here. Economic: c h a r a c t e r i s t i c s r e v e a l e d from a commercial s u r v e y c a r r i e d out i n the study area and the a n a l y s is of l a n d v a l u e s ^ c o n s t r u c t i o n r a t e and t r e n d s are g i v en in chapter four. This follows the Qualitative aspects of the environment in the B o r e l l a area given in chapter five. D i f f e r e n t type of environments prevailing in the study area were identified in the interests of easthetics and Quality. The second step of the study bigins with chapter six, where the functional efficiency of B o r e l l a Town centre is analysed. A l l characteristics,phieical,social, economic; and environmental were analysed in relation to the functial efficiency of the study area. I t was revealed from this that the functioanl efficiency of B o r e l l a town centre could be improved by proper spacial organisation of land and activities. Chapter seven brings out the outline proposals for the development of B o r e l l a town centre, These proposals basically consists of land use &. zoning proposals, traffic management proposals,environmental & building proposals. These led to the. .detailed urban design proposal for the core area of B o r e l l a presented in chapter eight. A project area was identified in the town centre and a detail design of three dimensional form was attempted, as seperat proj ect. I n chapter nine the detailed Urban design proposal was analysed in terms of financial viability and feasibility of the project. The document concludes with chapter ten giving the Conclusions & recomandations of urban design; for B o r e l la town c e n t r e. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title An urban design for Borella town centre en_US
dc.type Thesis-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Architecture en_US
dc.identifier.degree MSc en_US
dc.identifier.department The Department of Town and Country Planning en_US
dc.date.accept 1982
dc.identifier.accno 37608 en_US


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