Marine Architecture and the Maritime Village

by Donald Adie, Greater London Consultants, Beckenham, United Kingdom,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: World Marina '91

Abstract: This paper discusses the types of planning, architecture and urban form appropriate to a maritime village. It outlines the design principles of waterside development and advocates the adoption of traditional materials and vernacular forms. The paper emphasises the importance of scale and the role of density and urban form in the character of a maritime development. It covers the development of new sites and the part that new maritime villages can play in reversing the decline of commercial harbours. Landscaping and environmental conservation are discussed and mention made of projects where the preservation and encouragement of wild life has been successfully achieved.

Subject Headings: Architecture | Ports and harbors | Landscaping | Environmental issues | Lifeline systems

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