Have you ever heard of a 15 minute city? This is a very cool concept for designing neighborhoods where a resident can get to hospitals, schools, offices, cultural and entertainment venues in 15 minutes on foot or by bike. He does not need to use public transport or his own car, waste time on the road and even more traffic jams - everything needed within a quarter of an hour from home.
This is the concept that we embody in BOSTON Creative House and we want to tell you more about it.
The idea to build districts with a 15-minute accessibility to the necessary infrastructure facilities arose back in the 20s of the last century. Then the American urban planner Clarence Perry proposed to design neighborhoods that are convenient for territorial communities. His concept of a quarter unit was to be implemented in the satellite cities of New York, which at that time were being built to relieve the metropolis.
In the middle of the block, only local roads were planned, and main lines ran along its perimeter. Each block should have the necessary public facilities, as well as a park and small recreation areas. Perry believed that thanks to this approach, neighbors would begin to communicate more with each other and create territorial communities. And, although the concept was not fully implemented in the districts of New York, it was taken as a basis in many cities in the United States. For example, now in San Francisco from any house to the park can be reached on foot in 10 minutes.
Another modern city that embodies the concept of 15-minute accessibility is Paris. According to its mayor, Anne Hidalgo, in an ideal city, a resident can walk or cycle to a shop, school, hospital and even an office. In Paris, harmful transport was banned, pedestrian and bike paths along the Seine were equipped, and green areas for recreation were added throughout the city. And this is only the beginning of a global plan, according to which they are going to change streets, parks and districts.
15-minute cities solve a number of problems and thereby increase the level of human happiness: firstly, they reduce the time spent on the road and traffic jams, secondly, by giving up cars, they reduce harmful emissions into the atmosphere, and thirdly, they help citizens to socialize and maintain relations with neighbors. All these advantages will soon be appreciated by the residents of BOSTON Creative House.
The complex consists of two towers and a four-story stylobate, which will house offices, coworking, cafes, a kindergarten and shops. Not far from BOSTON Creative House there will be Pochaina Park with recreation areas and routes for pedestrians and cyclists.
It is enough for apartment owners 5-10 minutes in the morning to bring a child to the kindergarten and get to a workplace, and in the evening go to a store or visit a restaurant. Sports and recreation facilities are also nearby - in the courtyard or in the park, which can be reached on foot or by bike.
The courtyard of the complex will be free of cars: an underground parking and a ground parking will be built for them. The courtyard is exclusively for the residents of BOSTON Creative House. The area around the complex, which will be equipped with jogging and bike paths, a basketball court and a skate park, will be accessible to everyone, so residents of neighboring houses will also be able to appreciate the innovation and convenience of a modern 15-minute city.
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