Active Design Guidelines – Neighbourhoods and buildings for healthier lifestyle
Creating an active city with healthy people
Responding to the complexity of designing high-density urban environments, a challenging topography and introducing our global expertise of Cities, we formulated the Active Design Guidelines with themes, objectives and design guidelines at the neighbourhood and the building scales.
At the neighbourhood scale, the Guidelines emphasise the creation of an active city through the provision of diverse and flexible active destinations that are accessible for all groups in the society, complemented by interesting and convenient pedestrian routings, providing people with the opportunity to engage in more physical activities in their daily life.
At the building scale, since buildings in the city are composed of multiple uses, the Guidelines focus on the strategic positioning of building functions, the creation of active spaces and facilities as well as the designing of active routes within and around the building, encouraging users’ movement. Active building frontages support a vibrant and safe pedestrian realm, enhancing the walking experience.