SUBMITTED BY TJD DATE 01 - 0O - 2010
Importance is a major theme that addresses world culture and environmental designing principles. As a result this element has been influential in the design and construction of developments around the world. There is evidence of this element in the design of environments in beginning in Dublin, Madrid, and Seville.
To begin with, The Spire was constructed towards the center of the city. This sculpture was designed for the new millennium. This identifies this area with a sense of significance. The sculpture was created to restore economic activity to this once neglected area. As a result, this area has become a thriving area in Dublin. Further, the sculpture replaced the distinguished Nelson Pillar since it was destroyed in 1966. The sculpture can be seen from neighboring communities. Therefore, this attracts people throughout the city to enjoy the redeveloped interest in central Dublin.
Plaza Major is another major development that demonstrates importance for the city of Madrid. For instance, the predominant entrance to the plaza requires walking an incline. This enables guests to reduce walking speeds. This also allows guests to consider the grandeur of the development. Also, round-a-bouts are designed with strategically placed monuments. This is used to identify zones of interest for community members. Further, this design concept of identifying districts of importance is also evident in Dublin and Seville.
The Cathedral de Sevilla is another structure that identifies importance as being a common theme with the design and development of communities around the world. This church was created to be a predominate structure in Seville. The scale of the structure is significantly taller than surrounding structures. This is emphasized by the element of verticality. By designing a structure that “reaches” towards the sky, a closer connection with god is achieved. In summary, importance is a predominant element of creating and transforming magnificent communities.
Images: *Spiral Needle in Dublin Ireland
*View of Cathedral de Sevilla from the grounds of Alcazar