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Land Use

Under Land Use tab (Figure 4.61) you can add, edit or remove Land Uses used by Modelur. This is the place to fine-tune all the parameters related to Land Uses which are used to calculate urban control values based on your current design in real-time, eg. Net Floor Area, Number of Apartments, Required Number of Parking Lots, etc.

Land Use tab

Figure 4.61 - Land Use tab, which shows Parameters of Land Use selected in the dropdown menu Land Use.

Transferring Land Uses from one SKP model to another

Land Use objects are abstract and can not be copied directly between different SKP models directly as they have no 'physical' representation in the model. Nevertheless, you can still transfer Land Uses using the Store and Import Land Use functionality or when copying Buildings and City Blocks from one model to another. For the latter, we advise you to turn on the Store Land Use changes option in Options menu.

Selecting Buildings by Land Use

If you need to select Buildings based on specific Land Use, you can use Select Buildings by Land Use option.

Land Use Requirements

General Settings

Land Use

Land Use dropdown lists all Land Uses in current model. In order to change parameters of specific Land Use, you need to select it here. Once Land Use of your choice is selected, you can start editing all of its parameters.

Units

Primary Unit

Name of Land Use primary unit, which is used in GFA per Primary Unit calculation. Eg. Apartment in Residential Land Use, Office in Service Land Use, etc.

Secondary Unit

Name of Land Use secondary unit, which is used in Secondary Unit per Primary Unit calculations. Eg. Residents par Apartment in Residential Land Use, Workplaces per Office in Service Land Use, etc.

Net Floor Area Calculation

Net Floor Area calculation in used to estimate Building's usable floor area.

NFA Factor Internal

Net Floor Area Factor Internal is an estimated percentage of how much internal (inside Building's walls) Gross Floor Area should be accounted to Net Floor Area of the Building. In contrast to Gross Floor Area, which sums up all floor areas of the Building, Net Floor Area usually doesn't contain walls, staircases, elevator shafts, etc. This way you can quickly estimate how much usable floor area there will be in the building.

Units Calculation

GFA per Primary Unit

Define average Gross Floor Area of one Primary Unit (eg. Apartment, Office, etc). Primary Unit is defined in Units section).

Secondary Unit per Primary Unit

How many Secondary Units are there per Primary Unit. Eg. How many Residents per Apartment or How many Workplaces per Office. Secondary and Primary Units are defined in the Units section.

Parking Space Calculation

Parking Space Calculation in used to estimate the number of Parking Spaces required per Building.

GFA per Parking Space

Define how much Gross Floor Area accounts for one Parking Space.

Average Parking Area Size

The area of an average Parking Space. Used to calculate how much space we need to provide for all parking requirements.

Green Areas Calculation

Required GA per Primary Unit

How much Green Area is required per Primary Unit. Primary Unit is defined in the Units section.

Investment calculation

Having a cost estimate helps you choose between different Urban Plans.

Assessed Investment

Define estimated price per square meter for Buildings with the chosen Land Use assigned. This enables Modelur to calculate estimated cost of the whole Building.

Assessed Income

Define estimated income per square meter for Buildings with the chosen Land Use assinged. This enables Modelur to calculate estimated income of the whole Building.