The Urban Synergy

Building a formal strategy for synergies in contemporary urban space

  • Noor Saeb Ahmed uneversity of technology
  • Khansaa Ghazi Rashid
Keywords: Urban Synergy, Spatial Synergy, Synergistic Formation, Contemporary Urban Space.


What appears in most urban environments is poor spatial and functional cohesion, in addition to various factors overlap and mixed within urban projects .We will have to understand the various forms and relationships that help to re-establish cohesion into the urban fabric, Therefore, the research needed to delve deeper into contemporary concepts to deal with it. Contemporary urban projects usually seek to maintain the connection between individual elements and the process of creating cohesion of urban space through its constituent elements. At the same time reduce its negative impact on urban tissue and city life. This highlights the importance of urban synergy as a design strategy in contemporary urban projects to build physical and functional linkages, coordinate relationships and reduce distances between individual structures. The synergistic approach is the linkage point between the existing shape and the surrounding blocks to achieve a comprehensive and flexible entity. In this filed, the research problem was identified: Previous knowledge of urban synergy as a concept from the perspective of developmental characteristics to reach a sustainable urban system, which necessitated the wording formative mechanisms of urban synergy as a design strategy. The objective of the research is to reach a comprehensive theoretical framework that achieves the strategy of urban synergy. This required the construction of a theoretical framework consisting of three main concepts:(urban synergistic approaches, characteristics supporting of spatial synergies, Synergistic Formation Mechanisms). And then apply those concepts to two urban projects, and subtract the search results, and to reach the most important final conclusions on how to apply the strategy of synergistic formation in contemporary urban projects through considering the mediating position in overcoming urban transformation and hybridization and deal with the formative characters on several levels: relationships, places, details.


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How to Cite
Ahmed, N. S. and Khansaa Ghazi Rashid (2020) “ The Urban Synergy”, Iraqi Journal of Architecture and Planning, 19(1), pp. 25-45. doi: 10.36041/iqjap.v19i1.509.
Urban Design