The main characteristic of the functional distribution are the “urban arteries”, which mark the location of city center functions like shops, restaurants, offices and commercial uses in general. Those “arteries” form a net for the whole city and provide mixed uses for daily life for each city district. According the principles of an EcoCity the functional distribution is ordered according the demands of short distances. Each part of the City provides full services to their inhabitants in a distance not more than 1km. Facilities for daily use should be re
From the community to the district The structural layout of the new city is built on the following concepts: the „community,“ the „neighborhood“ and the „district“. The „community“ is a residential area with some community facilities and is bounded by public streets. Within the community the pedestrian has priority. The parking spaces are housed in multi-car garages on the edges of the residential area.
The aggregation of communitys results in a „neighborhood“. Several „Neighborhoods” constitute a „district“ with corresponding community and educational facilities.
The whole city is structured by a hierarchy of urban units:
According the demands of an EcoCity-development, the mobility within the city has to be dominated by pedestrians, cyclists (short routes) and public transport (medium routes). Private car traffic should only be used for long distances. To avoid car traffic for short distances, car parking areas will determined by a superposed strategy. The traffic structure of Maidar city shows a certain hierarchy of streets: Super ordinated roads:
Agriculture uses are located along the outer ring road with hugh extension possibilities to south.
The inner green area provides all kinds of uses for leisure, sports and recreation for the different districts.
The surrounding mountains and hills won‘t be cultivated or covered with buildings to keep the characteristic landscape atmosphere.