Sustainable high-rises in a sustainable development-the case of Salford Quays
The purpose of this research is to analyse the design approaches towards creating a sustainable and viable environment. The research questions presented in this study are what is the quality of high-rises and their surroundings; what facilities and functions are deployed in the research area; is there an infrastructural capacity to meet higher population density; is there diversity and mix of uses and public spaces. The paper demonstrates that high-rise buildings provided with a complete set of amenities and following successful design principles and practices are a viable typology benefiting its urban setting with a compact form, higher density and aesthetical qualities, enriching and enabling mixed used urban developments.
Citation : Kalcheva, E. Taki, A. and Hadi, Y. (2015) Sustainable high-rises in a sustainable development-the case of Salford Quays. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 216, pp. 960-973
ISSN : 1877-0428
Research Group : Architecture Research Group
Research Institute : Institute of Architecture
Peer Reviewed : Yes