Guidelines for Design Public Space for New Normal case study Public Space Phayao Lake

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pasu suvapab


The objective of this research was to identify guidelines for designing public space for the new normal under a case study of Phayao Lake surrounding public space, covering an area of 17,800 square meters. In addition to examining the physical environment and existing usage patterns, the study also examined local user behaviors, needs, and benefits. Finally, design concepts for public spaces that were shaped by the new normal way of life were examined and compiled for the design process. Current environmental photographs and aerial photographs were used as the research instruments. A randomized sample of 300 users was surveyed regarding their usage needs and benefits, and the behavior of users was recorded using a behavior recording method with 100 samples. The findings indicated that there was no traffic system and a spacious, open area in the current condition. There were spaces designated for group sporting activities, and select areas included exercise equipment. People in the region used it as a place to unwind and work out using equipment. The analysis of user requirements revealed that users wanted a beautiful environment, a traffic system for exercising walking and jogging, and spaces designed for relaxation. Multiple access points and a flexible space design were summarized as the new standard for public space architecture. There should be a one-way path with wider walking distances as part of the area's internal traffic system. The single activity space should be accessible before the group activity area according to the design of the access points. There has to be more green spaces to establish connections between personal areas and natural setting. The space should be adaptable enough to accommodate different design choices. More spaces ought to be developed to support regional companies. The main entrance should be given priority in the space division design as the primary point of access for leisure and observation in a lone seated area. Group relaxation should take place in the second access area, individual exercise in the third access area, group exercise in the fourth access area, and team sports activities in the fifth access area. Links to recreation areas and green spaces should be present in every location. 

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suvapab, pasu. (2023). Guidelines for Design Public Space for New Normal case study Public Space Phayao Lake. Asian Creative Architecture, Art and Design, 36(2), 88–107. Retrieved from
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