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Lost spaces

Lost spaces have emerged in last five decades in major cities in sri lanka due to transformation form colonialism, restructure proposals after independence, change of economic model, natural hydrological growth of cities, etc .Add more without proper urban plan. Understanding the concept of antispace as a predominant special typology is essential in contemporary urban-design practice. (page 1) Most of the cities has amazing amount of vacant, unused, land in most major cities. Industrial land, railroads and shunting yards, river, lake of marshy front lands, stores, Add more are available today for redevelopment within the citys lateral enclosure. Most of the antispaces are located in between the prime Location of the city form. These antispaces block the essential mobility links and discontinue the pedestrian links of most of the city attractive spaces. (some areas it improves the permeability of the city form). Character of Antispace. Water fronts, vacated military sites, stores complexes, industrial complexes, inaccessible or natural barriers, ..

Why it was formed 1. Alternative mobility opportunities. (isolated districts by dividing. Homogeneous edges) 2. Architects attitudes towards modern movement (stand alone buildings, ignorance of street space, urban squares and gardens.) 3. Land use and zoning policies (Single usage, most of the time unused, lost is meaning of multipurpose space) 4. Lack of contribution to the from Private to Public. 5. Abandonment of industries due to change of economic model. Redesigning lost space Professionals who involved in urban design have major responsibility of identifying and liberating these antispaces from the city for better integration of its life and release them for public use. Analyzing selected site area to identify exiting situation and issues Analyze selected site area to identify the Antispace. Colombo city > 2d Analysis of urban form Morphological analysis Typological analysis Prescription of urban form

Space syntax A legible city Humanistic approach to urban form Figure ground theory Linkage theory Place theory. Behavior of public in selected study area. > create heat maps. This will show the behavior of human activities around the antispaces. Urban Regeneration.?

It is important to identify these gaps in special continuity and then fill those with a proper urban solution will give birth to a new urban form with most appropriate economic model to improve the citys socio economic structure and its bonds within the exiting frame work. Formation of a new core by integration all the sub-cores of early developments would be a . Solution for lost spaces if it is unable to immediate use Landscape garden or urban forest. These spaces will give indefinite opportunities to the designer to bind the space with the urban fabric by rediscovering the hidden resources of the city. South Asian city model. Urban heat, humidity, comfort, mobility factors, shade, sun-path etc..