威廉懷特的小都市空間的社會生活。之十七

與水親近的機會

水是一個廣場與公園中精緻的元素,可惜公共空間中的水,常常由於安全、擔心水中的化學物質污染等原因,只能遠觀而不可褻玩焉:只能作為視覺上的水景,並不被准許實際去碰觸;除此之外,水流動的聲音(如瀑布的聲音)亦是水帶給空間中令人驚喜的元素。

「水作為設計元素最棒的便是可以同時被觀賞與觸碰,把水放到大眾眼前,卻不准他們碰觸,是不對的。」

Access to Water

Water is a refined element you encounter on many (new) squares and parks. Only the access to it is often lacking. In many places the water is just there to look at it, not to feel or touch it (with your hands or feet). It’s often forbidden because of the chemicals in the water or the pollute risk. Or the safety can’t be guaranteed.

Another positive aspect about the water, is the sound of it, for example the sound of a waterfall. “One of the best things of water is the look and the feel of it”. “It’s not right to put water before people and then keep them away from it.”

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