Post Occupancy Evaluation of a Remote Australian Community: Shay Gap, Australia.
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A post occupancy evaluation POE was made of Shay Gap, an iron mining community in Western Australia. More than 50 design hypotheses were tested with results favoring the original design. Selecting a townsite surrounded by hills was deemed successful by residents. Keeping automobiles out of the living areas increased the safety of children and made residents walk and socialize more. A centrally located building housing the shopping facilities, beauty parlor, bank, post office, and snack bar served as the focal point of the community. Bland, off-white interiors allowed residents to express themselves when decorating. Shay Gap was a successful design concept for communities designed for remote areas in either hot or cold regions. Author
- Sociology and Law