Assessment of Architectural Design Features of Effective Circulation Spaces in Intermodal Passenger Terminals
Eziyi O. Ibem1, Daphne A. Chilaka2, Sonia E. Nelson3, Titilope V. Ogunnubi4
1Eziyi O. Ibem, Professor an architect and teaches Architecture at Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.
2Daphne A. Chilaka, Graduate student of Architecture, currently undergoing her Masters’ degree in Architecture at Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.
3Sonia E. Nelson, Graduate student of Architecture, currently undergoing her Masters’ degree in Architecture at Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.
4Titilope V. Ogunnubi, Graduate student of Architecture, currently undergoing her Masters’ degree in Architecture at Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.
Manuscript received on 02 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 10 June 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 June 2019 | PP: 241-248 | Volume-8 Issue-8, June 2019 | Retrieval Number: H6326068819/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Terminal buildings are among the key components of modern transportation systems. In the design of intermodal transportation terminals, one of the key issues that confront architects and engineers is how to achieve effective circulation for passengers and goods at the point of interchange between the different modes of transportation systems. Therefore, the aim of this research was to assess the features of effective circulation spaces with a view to identifying the attributes of internal and external circulation spaces and elements that can promote easy flow of pedestrian and vehicular traffic in intermodal passenger terminals. To achieve this goal, selected road, water and rail transport terminals were studied with data collected from 237 users of such facilities in Lagos, Nigeria using structured questionnaire. The data were analysed using descriptive statistics and the result revealed that the key features of circulation spaces in intermodal passenger terminals are related to their location, ease of accessibility, size and availability of signage to direct users to the various facilities in the buildings. This implies that in order to achieve effective circulation spaces, architects and engineers should pay adequate attention to these aspects in the design and development of circulation spaces in intermodal passenger terminals.
Keyword: Architectural design; Circulation spaces; Intermodal passenger terminals, Transportation system
Scope of the Article: Software Analysis, Design and Modelling