Introduction to the Toolkit
The Torbay Connected toolkit provides advice and support to help those within our built and natural environments to embed the principles of legibility in their own projects and developments. Torbay Council expects that recognition and weight should be given to how a building or public space relates to its wider context. The toolkit sets out the expectations and ways in which developments can promote the practices and principles of natural legibility so that the concept of distinctiveness and place can be made evident.
Torbay Connected brings together a wide variety disciplines and aims to connect people with places and spaces in the Bay so as to provide a series of rich cultural experiences that will link destinations and encourage people to explore and move from one place to another.
Torbay Connected is a growing project and we have in the first phase, concentrated on the route between Torquay Harbour and Cockington Court. We have developed a first phase of the Legible Torbay map to give clear guidance on optimising public realm design to achieve clear legibility. We have set out the key destinations, landmarks, developments and routes to form a framework for enhancement and focus. Through the embedding good design principles and cultural commissioning within this corridor we have set a strategic approach to help develop a sense of place and enjoyment of this key are of the Bay. Over time we hope to extend this work.
The interactive map provides facts, viewpoints and information about places and events that you might not be aware of so providing material which can be used within the design of our built and natural environment.
Please click on this hyperlink to view the Torbay Connected Framework map.
Link to the Legible Torbay Map
Riviera Path and Stones by Juliet Haysom: Royal Terrace Gardens
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