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What is Mixed-use Architecture?

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Mixed-use architecture is the practice of developing buildings and areas that have multiple uses such as residences, hotels, office space, shopping, restaurants, public space, cultural attractions and services such as medical facilities. The idea is to create a village-like atmosphere whereby people don't need to travel great distances to live and work.
Mixed-use architecture can improve the value of developments as both office space and residences close to services and unique features such as parks and museums may command a premium on the market. It can also improve quality of life as it achieves common urban design goals such as compactness, complete neighborhoods, conviviality and ease of movement.
Overview: Mixed-use Architecture
Buildings and areas designed to have a broad range of uses.
Reducing the distance between things.
Social and stimulating spaces such as parks and restaurants.
Village-like areas may improve quality of life as opposed to vast zones devoted to a single purpose.
Also Known As
Mixed-use Development
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