A landscape design recommendation for car park and lay-by area in Sandakan airport

Koh, Eva (2014) A landscape design recommendation for car park and lay-by area in Sandakan airport. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)


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Sandakan airport is an airport that has been operating domestically for 28 years. The landscape design and safety approach in Sandakan Airport can no longer provide the basic necessities to airport users. The location of study was at the car park and lay by area of Sandakan Airport. The objectives of this research were to identify Sandakan Airport users' landscape preferences and develop into a design proposal for the landscape design and safety issues at the car park and lay by area in Sandakan Airport; and to improve the first impression, sense of place and welcome to airport users. Survey, site analysis and landscape planning were carried out to upgrade the car park and lay by area in Sandakan Airport. Survey questionnaires were used to understand the preferences of Sandakan Airport users on the hardscape element, design element, theme preference and knowledge on landscape, supplementary data such as site inventory analysis were also collected. Site inventory and analysis were also done to aid in the synthesis of sustainable landscape design such as selection of plants that suits the intrinsic characteristics of certain area such as planting of shade tolerant plants at shady area and drought tolerant plants at dry soil area. The landscape design proposed had incorporate sustainable elements to lower the maintenance of the design, improvements on standards of safety for airport users and aesthetic elements to improve the appearance and quality of Sandakan Airport. It was found out the existing facilities of Sandakan Airport were getting old and thus needed a major upgrade plan to renew the area.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sandakan airport, car park, landscape preferences, design proposal
Subjects: S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Sustainable Agriculture
Depositing User: Users 83 not found.
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2017 01:58
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2017 04:17
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/17388

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