Commercial value assessment and revitalizing the dead spaces under flyover
Authors: Siti Nur Aqilah Amanina Mohd Kassim, Md Azree Othuman Mydin
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In recent years, there has been a growth in the population and migration of people from rural areas to urban settings. This phenomenon serves as a contributing factor to the increase number of flyovers. Even though the growth of urban flyovers has optimized the urban transport
system and improved the spatial structure of the city, the utilization of space under overpasses has many problems, and they can be dark, short, hostile, and abandoned spaces which are full of girders and include ill-shaped areas in some parts. A huge number of idle and forgotten spaces under the flyovers have been bred. Presently, dark and
neglected, that is, the kind of derelict space that lurks below most highways and elevated roadways. Since the number of flyovers has been increasing nowadays, the idea of utilizing spaces under flyovers has become a moot point. The increase number of flyovers also resulted in many leftover spaces available under flyover. These unplanned spaces, if utilized properly, offer an abundance of opportunities. Hence, this study focuses on exploring possible construction and adaptive use of “grey space” under flyover. The case study will be in three main cities
which is Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru. This research will be conducted through a combination of site observations, interview and questionnaire surveys. The main objective of this research is to propose three suitable designs for adaptive use of “grey space” under flyover
that comply with rules and regulations. As for the conclusion, the size and the location of flyover will determine what can be developed.
Hence, without performing any large construction, we will be able to utilize the leftover space under flyover.