Based on four case studies the comprehensive contribution of open space to the increase of quality in real estate development is presented and provides the basis for the development of application oriented measures ofa quality management and strategies for innovative solutions.
Starting point / motivation
A main challenge for the implementation of aspects of sustainability in urban development through the concepts of the “compact city” or the “green city” is the upgrading of centrally located building plots through ecological and social strategies. This research project looks at four case studies to assess the role of open spaces within the development process and open space’s contribution to the value of building projects, both after finalisation and occupancy. A selection of good practice projects will provide information about innovative solutions and serve as a basis for an objectified discussion on quality management. Specific contributions of open space to both the valorisation of real estate and land prices, as well as the enhancement of value in terms of ecological and social aspects will be central aspects of discussion.
The goals of the project are:
– the presentation of the contribution of open space to the overall quality of building projects
– the elaboration of open space related measures in applied quality management
– the presentation of innovative strategies for integrated open space solutions (collection of good practice examples)
Methods of treatment
Six working packages have been identified in co-operation with three real estate developers as partners:
Identification of criteria for the selection of the case studies and operationalisation of the methodology
Analysis of existing open spaces along criteria of value: spatial composition, material design, ecological, social and economic aspects. Bringing the users’ views into discussion, a Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) will be undertaken to evaluate open space qualities.
Process Analysis: The building process will be presented in its various phases (acquisition, concept, planning, construction…), issues dealing with open spaces will be highlighted, and the interfaces crucial for the production of open spaces will be identified. Based on this a SWOT (Strengths / Weaknesses / Opportunities and Threats) analysis will bring forward the specific position of open spaces within the case studies and offer an opportunity for evaluation through comparison. A cause-effect analysis together with the application of analytical hierarchy scrutinizes the open space related interfaces in the building process and opens the discussion for alternative strategies.
Collection and presentation of good practice examples: Internationally published projects will be selected, using the crucial interfaces as criteria for a process of benchmarking. Their specific contribution will illustrate the discussion on quality control.
Catalogue of measures: The findings from the case studies will be objectified and the building process will be modelled to produce a comprehensive catalogue of criteria for quality control. Each single criteria will be analysed for mutual interaction, the consequences will be visualized and related to the various phases of the building process. The contributions of the showcases will be applied to the model and objectified.
Dissemination: The target group of dissemination are economic, administrative and political decision makers, as well as scientific and planning professionals.
Expected results / conclusions
The expected results will contribute significantly to an advanced position of open spaces in the development of real estate projects. The qualities of open spaces will be presented comprehensively and made applicable for the building process. The modelling of this process and the identification of crucial criteria for quality control makes the adequate dealing with aspects of sustainability in open spaces possible. This results in open spaces of high quality, enhanced user satisfaction and an amended sustainability of real estate projects.
University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna
Institute of Landscape Architecture
Projekt- und Kooperationspartner
Gemeinnützige Siedlungs- und Bauaktiengesellschaft
IC Projektentwicklung GmbH
TU Wien, Department für Raumentwicklung, Infrastruktur und Umweltplanung, FB Soziologie
- Title Original : freiWERT - Untersuchung der Qualität und Wertigkeit von Freiräumen von innerstädtischen Neubauprojekten und Darstellung innovativer Lösungen
- Website : http://www.hausderzukunft.at/results.html/id5928
- Project start : 0000
- Project end : 0000
- Contact Person : Univ. Prof. DI Elisabeth Li?ka, DI Dr. Philipp Rode
- Funding Agency : Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie