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Pioneer Square | Seattle | Gehl Architects | Merlino | Rottle | Fall 2008


Apply the urban analysis and design methods of Gehl archictects and refine them to remake Seattle’s alleys as an extension of the public realm as urban density increases.

Protection | Create sight lines through the alleys and increase ground-level transparency
Invitation | shelter pedestrians from rain with colonnades, increase daylight by
reducing building height along alley
Delight | Use alleys to increase Seattle’s greenspace and as a means to keep stormwater on site