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  • 1. Architecture and
    Urbanplanning
    DUNDAS SQUARE
    Toronto, Canada
    In SECOND LIFE

2. INTRODUCTION
HI EVERYBODY
Im Jessenia Clemente, I study urban planning at Simn Bolvar University (USB), Caracas, Venezuela.
This work summarize the content of the English for architects and urban planners course
Trough the analysis ofdundas square(Toronto, Canada), youre going to see the concepts we worked in class, such as color, texture, light, rhythm, circulation, space and scale.
Enjoy it!!!
scale
color
texture
circulation
light
rhythm
space
3. Yonge-Dundassquare
Is a privately owned and administered public square in downtown Toronto, Canada
Commonly called Dundas square
4. It has the gray of thecityduringtheday, because of thegranite and the concrete.. And it has manyplantstoo..
5. In thenight, youseethe square surroundedbyanimatedadvertisingscreensthatmakeitcolorful.
Manyeventstake place in thisamazingpublicspace.
6. It has aninterestingshape, itslike a square with a triangle taken out of one side, because an important street bends at the square..
Thispart has a linear system of concrete pilarssupporting a structure
7. Thereisanarray of fountainswhich are thecentrepiece of the square Thesefountainsformedthemainwalkway of the place.
You can play and passtroughthem
8. As itis a public open space, it has manyentrances, and natural lighting
9. The square has severallevels, it has a spacewhereconcerts and other performances take place..
10. The Dundas square is not at the level of the street, architects designed it to stand in a higher level, to make it interesting..
11. Tallbuildingsformedtheedges of the square
12. Real life
pictures
13. In conclusion
In second life, we can easily understand how places work. All the aspects I mencioned on the presentation are represented in the locations in second life, so, it is a great resource to architects, and urban planners, to study and create interesting places.
14. In conclusion
Ifwe compare thecities in secondlifewiththose in real life (taken dundas as a example) wenoticethatthey are not so different in terms of thespaces and structures.
Itwas a greatwayto study..