Dissertation > Industrial Technology > Building Science > Architectural design > Civil > Commercial and service industry construction

Research on the Commercial Space Circulation of Commercial Complex

Author LongFei
Tutor ShuBo
School Southwest Jiaotong University
Course Architecture and Civil Engineering
Keywords Commercial Complex Commercial space Circulation Design
Type Master's thesis
Year 2012
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In1960s, commercial complex became a new category of commercial architecture for its "one stop" shopping and entertainment solution and highly interpretive mode. Commercial complex establishments in China are much left behind comparing to western developed countries due to the complexity of internal functional zoning and problems in commercial complex design and application. However, those problems can be resolved by circulation research which is the most basic design components in architectures.Circulation design is one of the vital components of architectural design. Circulation design is defined as designing the movements and circulations of occupants within architectural complex, and it is consistently lead by behaviors of occupants, architectural functions as well as the brief given by developers. Therefore, this thesis will be analyzing the circulation design of commercial spaces and zones within commercial complexes by exemplifying typical cases internationally and comparing chronologically and in parallel. Thus, the thesis will grasp the comprehensive understanding and analysis of precedents and bring out innovative solutions and discussions in new circulation designs within commercial complex.As part of the thesis research, the thesis illustrates case studies based on participation of deign processes with mentor and in the internship in architect design institutes. Based on the case study and analysis, there are four main parts of the thesis as followed:Part I Frame Questions? Illustration of research backgrounds, purposes and values? Feasibility of researchPart II Basic Research? Elaboration of concepts and definitions? Discussion of current conditions and trends both domestically and internationally? Components of circulation design in commercial spaces within commercial complexPart III Problem Analysis? Characteristics of commercial complex circulation design in China? Case study:circulation deign of Kunming Commercial Complex ? Briefing from developers regarding circulation design in projectsPart IV Problem Solutions? Rationale and strategies of commercial complex circulation design in commercial spaces based on the five case studies in part iiiAll in all, the innovative point of this thesis is the analytical structure. First of all, by analyzing theories and components of commercial complex circulation design in commercial spaces, the research discusses the structure of design components. Secondly, comprehensive case studies are analyzed based on participation of deign processes with mentor and in the internship in architect design institutes. Therefore, according to those analysis, conclusions are drawn in terms of the strategies of commercial complex circulation design in commercial spaces. And also the thesis provides reference values to commercial complex design and innovations in the future.

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