Prioritising visibility throughout the street, creating active and engaging thresholds between internal and external activity.
STREET FRONTAGE PRINCIPLES
Open & visible to the street.
Indication of internal activity, through use of signage, lighting, graphics, etc.
Collaborative engagement with public and creatives, designers & artists.
Utilisation of external ‘spill out’ space.
Signage & lighting carefully considered.
Street frontages and foot-ways should be entirely visible of their uses to make evident the creative and cultural activity that takes place throughout the street and immediate surrounding area. Bringing the uses of units and buildings to the public view with signage, visual prompts and window previews increases legibility of the area and creates desire for interaction on the street – revealing more to the visitor and dispersing the previous notion of unsafe and lack of activity on the street. Ultimately resulting in a more active and desirable public realm, supporting integration and interactive activities, reinforcing the street as the shared ‘playground’ and venue for the area.