The Biophilic Corridor
Author: ARCHIE PATEL
Incorporating Biophilic design into cities uplifts holistic health and wellbeing benefits of urban environments. Biophilic urbanism proposes design elements and planning approaches that recognises varied benefits of natural features and encourages use of natural features across various scale of urban environment. (Beatley, 2009)
The aim of this proposal is to assess the existing proposal of Malop Street green spine project against 14+1 patterns of Biophilic design. Furthermore, it explores an alternative approach to the revive the missing elements, in an attempt to improvise city [Urban grounds] as a catalyst to revitalise human-nature connection.
The first section of this design proposal studies the site context and it’s positioning the city of Geelong and alongside exploration of elements of nature present on site. The succeeding section evaluates ‘Malop street green spine’ against 14+1 patterns of biophilic design. The third section proposes an intervention to revive the nature connection in the chosen extent of the city that integrates 14+1 patterns of Biophilic design to improve Urban ecology that aims to connect humans with nature in the city environment.