威廉懷特的小都市空間的社會生活。之三十

圖/文:眼底城事編輯室

對付不受歡迎空間採取的措施

「如果好的空間有這麼好,為什麼沒有更多出現呢?」這問題的關鍵在於那些不受歡迎的空間,不受歡迎的空間本身也許不是一個大問題,在於為了解決這個問題而採取的措施。

對於受歡迎的空間,許多商人們有著幾乎是強迫症般的恐懼–他們害怕那些地方太受歡迎,以致於也吸引了他們不想要的人們出現;所以還是不要太吸引人來得好(或是說,精準的設計會被吸引前來的特定客層)。比如說:空間中禁止飲食與坐下、板凳座椅設計不要讓人做得太舒服,並無法躺在上面睡覺,甚至窗戶、平台的邊緣加裝尖刺的金屬片讓人無法坐。許許多多如這些措施根本意圖不提供使用。

Measures against the undesirables

“If good spaces are so felicitous, why are there not more of them?” The biggest reason is the problem of the undesirables. They are not themselves the problem, but the measures taken to combat them are the problem.

Many business men have an almost obsessive fear that if a place is attractive to people it might be attractive to undesirable people. So it is made unattractive. There is no eating and sitting. Benches are so short that you can’t sleep on them and ledges have spikes in them so you can’t sit on them. And lot of space isn’t provided at all.

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