- Treatment of the front edge of the site defines the boundaries between public, communal and private open spaces
- Good privacy and security are provided. The edge of the development contributes positively to the public domain
How boundary elements are designed and implimented can have a significant impact on the interface between the building, private open spaces and the street. Boundary elements typically include vertical elements such as walls, fences, screens, planting and changes in level, which work to provide visual cues that define spaces and provide privacy. Boundary design also has an impact on occupants’ real and perceived safety and security and helps strengthen the identity of a mixed use development.