Create walking circuits and promenades

One of the key features of the changing relationship between the city and port is a form of spatial dissociation, signalling the end of the symbiotic relationship that had prevailed for many years. Promenades can be used not just to enliven the waterfront, but also to reconnect the city with its port. The inclusion of promenade routes in city/port projects is both a means of revitalising newly reassigned spaces and introducing new visual perspectives of the city and port.

Good practice

The Port of Oslo developed in 2010 specific aesthetic guidelines for the port facilities. Some of the key measures include protecting the visual axes, developing green elements in different sites, the lighting schemes or the use of materials and colors. In this case, the general principle is that the aesthetic value of the port may be in the logistics activity itself, and that it is worth showing it to citizens. In this case, the buffer works as a transition zone for port activities and not as a screen that hides these same activities. Based on this principle, it is proposed to create viewpoints on the port, expand its transparency. In the Oslo is also worth exploring the Oslo Havn Promenade, where the cultural value of the port is explained in an innovative public space.

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