Theoretical and creative principles and methods of image forming of pedestrian zone parterre

Jozef Brath


The starting point of improvement of city environment is the restructuralisation of traffic system, including creation of pedestrian areas. Urban, architectural and historical analysis are the base for their designing. It si necessary to find solutions for suitable connection of pedestrian areas and traffic systems, to create new aesthetic quality, to connect pedestrian nodes with valuable architecture, to complete area with “urban furniture”. Pedestrian zones consist not only of streets and squares but also of courtyards, passages and public gardens. The interest of society is very important for organisation of pedestrian area design and realisation process. The presence of pedestrian zones improves the environment of the city.

Keywords: street furniture, creative principles, transport, pedestrian zones, urban environment, theory, parterre