RECOGNITION OF SPATIAL VALUES WITHIN THE URBAN AREAS
University of Ljubljana
REURBANISATION OF DEGRADED INDUSTRIAL AREAS ALONG LJUBLJANA’S EASTERN RAILWAY
The thesis discusses spatial problems of area along the eastern part of Ljubljana’s
railway system between Šmartinska, Zaloška and Kajuhova street. The main issues of the discussed area are bad spatial permeability, bad mental image and introversion of the studied area. The thesis focuses on smaller degraded areas on the coalesce of different residential areas: Zelena jama, Vodmat and Moste. The aim is to point out the potential of the unused spaces that could become high quality places –the backbone of residential areas, if they were spatially and programmatically revitalized. Larger focus is on the railway that nowadays represents a strong mental and physical spatial barrier. Nevertheless, it could, if transformed into suburban rail, give new spatial qualities and potential for better reurbanization. Conceptual urbanistic plan improves connectivity, establish new nodes of social activities, which programmatically revitalize the area and establish new open space, which creates green linear connections along the railway and relate to wider city’s green system. Masterplan points out the potentials of the existing spatial elements and the problem of the unused potential of smaller, forgotten spaces inside of the city’s urban tissue.