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    • Brad Goetz bradfordgoetz@gmail.com (215) 906-1195 Contents Degree-Zero Urbanism of the Arabian Peninsula 4 SOUTH HUDAYRIATE ISLANDS 6 KING ABDULLAH CITY OF ATOMIC AND RENEWABLE ENERGY Infrastructural Landscapes 8 QIAN HAI WATER CITY10 RE-CULTIVATING THE FOREST CITY12 AGILE TERRITORIES14 AGGREGATE PLUS OUTLIERS Disciplinary Repositioning: Multi-Scalar Articulation Through Design16 BLUE RING NETWORK18 CORRUGATED LANDSCAPE20 CARBON POSITIVE22 SEGUIN COMPREHENSIVE PLAN24 RISK LANDSCAPES Public Spaces26 LATENT SPECTACULAR28 MIAMI MUSEUM PLAZA30 RE-IMAGINING PUBLIC SQUARE32 KIGLANI INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY34 PIER ELEVEN Between Architecture & Landscape36 BUSAN OPERA HOUSE38 GRADIENT LANDSCAPES: RIBBON WALK40 SURFSIDE DRIVE Large Parks42 PARQUE DE VALDEBEBAS44 SHELBY FARMS: PATRIOT LAKE Communication & Identity46 SUPERMASS STUDIO
    • SOUTH HUDAYRIATE ISLANDS Landscape & Biodiversity DIVERSITY & THE WATER’S EDGE The South Hudayriate Islands will be a new ecologically rich center of Abu Dhabi -a 21st Century development that celebrates uniquely social neighborhoods, distinctive cultural amenities, innovative sustainability principles, environmental education and marine and coastal biodiversity. Much diversity in nature occurs at interfaces, especially between land and water -and between land and marine waters in particular. The South Hudayriat Islands site includes numerous edge habitats in coastal scrub, coastal white sands, salt marsh, mangrove, sand and THE COASTAL LANDSCAPES OF THE SOUTH HUDAYRIAT ISLANDS mud flat. In addition to these coastal landscapes, sea grass, which is often intermingled with marine algae, supports a variety of important wildlife. Sea grass beds are4 often also associated with mangroves, and many species show complex ecological interdependencies with both of these habitats. For mangroves, sea grass fulfils an important function, stabilizing sediment and dampening wave and current activity, thereby creating conditions in which mangroves can thrive. Multifunctional landscapes and habitats such as these cultivate biodiversity, human health and wellbeing, climate and pollution attenuation, eco- education and scenic beauty. SIX LANDSCAPE STRATEGIES Success of the islands depends on four key elements. One: Design and construction of island edges and topography from sea floor to high point; Two: Soil, water and salt management techniques that make biodiversity and fecundity possible in the desert; Three: Connectivity and scale of habitat needed to support plentiful wildlife; And Four: A range of animated settings for social, outdoor life -twelve months of the year. 1 2 3 4 5 6 PRESERVE ECOLOGICAL ASSETS PROTECT WATER QUALITY OPTIMIZE BEACH FRONTS ENSURE CLEAR NAVIGATION CREATE CONNECTIVE GREEN NETWORK DIVERSIFY PUBLIC REALM James Corner Field Operations Degree-Zero Urbanism
    • WATERFRONT PROMENADE URBAN FINGER PARKS MANGROVE CORRIDOR PARK PRODUCTIVE PARK MANGROVE SHELF PARK MANGROVE HAMMOCK GOLF COURSE 5 NEIGHBORHOOD PARK VILLAS DISTRIBUTION Degree-Zero Urbanism
    • KING ABDULLAH CITY OF ATOMIC AND RENEWABLE ENERGY: KACARE A Systematically Arranged Collection of Productive Landscapes p Performative Landscape Index: WADIFRONT PROMENADE Research, Recreation & Regrowth Wadiscape: The urban landscape takes URBAN DEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS its origin, identity and inspiration from the dramatic topography and transformative nature of the wadi; a valley or ephemeral stream in Arabic. Simultaneously posing great challenges and opportunities, the wadi’s protective structure, meandering flow, and ability to mitigate the effects of drought and deluge inspires a performative, multi-purpose landscape that acts as WADI LANDSCAPES infrastructure, supports sustainable climate control, encourages active and healthy lifestyles, and provides a platform for research. PIXILATION: With very limited water resources for irrigation, planting must focus on minimizing planted surface and its irrigation needs while6 maximizing its perceived coverage. Through strategies of pixilation and compartmentalization of varying scale and density a vegetation pattern is PLANTING PROTOTYPE: ACTUAL VS. PERCEIVED COVERAGE achieved which accomplishes both. Promenade Typology: In response to its topographic condition, where city edge meets desert, a series of urban amenities peel, project, thicken and connect the promenade with the wadi valley. Passive strolling and seating space, extended linear plaza, terracing, informal recreation fields and elevated overlooks diversify ones experience along the promenade. Consultant: Supermass Studio KACARE ILLUSTRATIVE PLAN Degree-Zero Urbanism
    • PROMENADE District Air Conditioning Amenity Landscape District Cooling Plant Cooling Tower Geothermal Evaporation Treatment Wetland Wadi 7PLAZA LOOKOUT TERRACE Degree-Zero Urbanism Urb
    • QIAN HAI WATER CITY Shenzen, China Qian Hai district of Shenzhen -a new while simultaneously expanding the city that is dense, compact, mixed, amount of development frontage sustainable, and centered around the and creating a series of public open area’s most important resource -water. spaces that structure and organize the development of the overall Qian Hai The great opportunity in the Qian Hai territory. district is the occasion to embrace the water as the defining feature of The urban fabric within each the territory’s identity. This watery development sub-district takes the identity is not solely about a cliche scale of the typical Shenzen block as a view of the harbour, but an approach cue, but breaks it down further through to processing, remediating, and the introduction of a tertiary network MANGROVE ECO-CAMPUS enhancing the water on site and in of roadways and open space corridors NURSERY the harbour that is environmentally in order to promote pedestrian innovative, while simultaneously movement, avoid the isolation of the generating a wide range of watery super-block format, and generate a urban environments throughout the diverse range of urban neighborhoods territory’s 18 square kilometers. In within each sub-district. SHUANGJIE WATER considering Qian Hai, Shenzhen should FINGER aspire to create a waterfront city that The result is a hyper-dense, rivals Hong Kong, Sydney, Vancouver ecologically sensitive urban territory and Barcelona in its quality, character that offers an iconic waterfront, and globally recognizable physical, diverse building stock, cultural and PERFORMANCE economic and cultural identity. recreational destinations, as well as TERRACES8 a series of one-of-a-kind public open Given this aspiration, the successful spaces that are all easily accessible planning proposal for Qian Hai cannot from any point within Qian Hai. GUIMIAO WATER resort to convention, privileging FINGER buildings over landscape, or James Corner Field Operations infrastructure over ecology. Rather the successful urban plan must outline a strategy that synthesizes these systems in order to create a robust and resilient urban matrix capable of continual adaptation, transformation EVENT and revision. LAWNS This design proposal achieves this synthesis in a memorable, creative and realizable way. The proposal breaks down the massive territory of the site into five manageable development subdistricts through the introduction of five Water Fingers that extend THE DOCKS along the line of the existing rivers and channels, connecting the adjacent city perpendicular to the water’s edge. These Fingers hybridize an innovative hydrological infrastructure and an iconic public realm, serving to process and remediate on site water, Infrastructural Landscapes
    • Public Realm: In order to embrace WATER FINGERS + PUBLIC REALMthe water as the defining feature ofthe Qian Hai territory’s identity twostructural modifications must be madeto the existing site in order to improvethe ecological and aesthetic quality ofthe harbour.The first is processing and filtering thewater entering the harbour from theexisting channels and rivers in orderto improve its quality/. To accomplishthis, we propose the introduction of aseries of 5 mega-scale water filtrationfingers that function as remediationinfrastructures for the entire site,processing both the water flowingthrough the channels and rivers, aswell as the storm water run off of theentire 1804 hectares.The second structural modificationinvolves increasing the overall watercirculation in the harbour since it hasbeen significantly diminished by theintroduction of the Dachan Port. Thisincreased circulation is accomplishedby mechanically pumping water 9from the Pearl River beyond into thenorthern zone of the harbour in order tocontinuously flush out the idle waterssitting in the harbour. The velocityand impact of the flush is increasedby introducing a new series ofwetland habitats along the waterfrontpromenade that continuously filtersthe harbour water and serves to directthe overall flow of the flush.Without improving the overall water Increased Pollution Coastal Development Distructive Fishing Methodsquality of the harbour, the Qian Haiterritory will never reach it’s full Degraded Coastal Habitats Mangroves Wetlandspotential as a globally recognizable Seagrass Reefsurban center. Habitat Spine Nursery/Breeding/Feeding Grounds Filters ContaminantsJames Corner Field Operations Storm Protection/Erosion Control/Sediment Trap Innovative Byproducts MANGROVE NURSERY TRANSECT: SEQUENTIAL RE-USE OF SUB-SURFACE WATER DRAINAGE Infrastructural Landscapes
    • RE-CULTIVATING THE FOREST CITY Living City Design Competition At its economic and political height for intervention is that just south of Our approach to Re-Cultivating the The intention is to create a highly varied during the mid-20th century, the the burnt-out landscape of the lower Forest City begins by defining the set of adjacencies within the valley city of Cleveland proper had a valley lays the equally spectacular, entire valley as a recognizable urban that not only produce a compelling population of nearly 1 million people lush, green canopy of the Cuyahoga figure within the city. Through a landscape experience within, but also and was building and investing in Valley National Park. Designated by detailed analysis of the topographic catalyze adjacent development in infrastructural and civic projects for Congress as one of the first Urban composition of Cleveland and existing neighborhood and industrial projected growth that would double National Parks, CVNP is home to the Cuyahoga County, we are able to fabrics at the edge of the territory. the city’s population before the turn deep forests, rolling hills, and open establish a clear planning boundary of the century. Instead, the industrial farmlands that comprise the upland for this territory. This boundary is It should be noted that we do not economy quickly evaporated and the areas of the Cuyahoga River, as well physically articulated by replanting consider the Re-Cultivating the Forest population declined by more than half as other landscapes of cultural and and extending the native successional City proposition as purely a “park” its 1950s high (est. 430,000 in 2009), historic significance such as the Ohio- forest along the steep slopes and project, or an “infrastructure” project, leaving a vast swath of post-industrial Erie Canal. escarpments of the valley’s perimeter, or an “urban redevelopment” project. land at the geographic center of the from the southern boundary, north Rather, it is conceptualized and defined city. Re-Cultivating the Forest City looks to the shore of Lake Erie. This as a composite approach to remaking to reclaim and re-imagine the entirety powerful first move rehabilitates the the prototypical post-industrial This vacant territory is directly tied of the 8,200-acre lower Cuyahoga natural habitat of the lower Cuyahoga American city for the 21st century. The to Cleveland’s two most significant River Valley, from the terminus of River Valley; creates significant new proposal demands that all components natural features – its Lake (Erie) the National Park at the territory’s ecological preserve; expands bio of the built landscape be considered in and its River (the Cuyahoga). There southern edge, north to the river’s diversity; and through the creation of synthesis with one another, as well as is little doubt that the well-known mouth near downtown Cleveland at a memorable physical identity, defines with the natural systems and ecological environmental degradation of these the shores of Lake Erie. Our approach a new landscape core for Cleveland by processes present within the particular two water bodies was the direct result utilizes a strategy of productive re- explicitly bringing nature back into the project area. of the now lost industrial vitality of colonization, combining economic, city center.10 the City and Region. And while both ecological and social initiatives to The significance of this approach of these are notorious for significant transform the lower Cuyahoga River Once the figure of the Valley has been relates directly to current planning environmental issues in their recent Valley into a new River Landscape established, the interior of this territory strategies for the City of Cleveland, history, both have stabilized and by most Infrastructure that enhances and is organized by configuring ten broad which are focused on dealing with the accounts have significantly improved expands the ecological value of the land-use categories across the entire pervasive vacancies pixelating the city’s from an ecological and environmental river corridor, while simultaneously area. These categories include landscape. While many of the strategies perspective. However, in an ironic serving to reorient the economy and remediation, recreation, habitat, employed as part of the city’s approach twist of fate, the improvement in the urban form of the City of Cleveland. agriculture, industry, production, are commendable, we believe that the ecological health of the Lake and River energy, water, preserve, and circulation. weight of the situation calls for a much has occurred as the City’s economic We intentionally avoid unsustainable The particular configuration of these bolder proposition – one that looks at and social health has commensurately conventions related to urban riverfront land-use designations is based upon the root cause of this vacancy, rather deteriorated. Our project proposes to redevelopment including the generic existing and historical patterns of than vacancy just as a given effect. correct this relationship, by advancing mixed-use enclave, or the suburban- territorial occupancy, connectivity, the City’s economy through the active style entertainment district, which accessibility and mix, as well as Re-Cultivating the Forest City takes a enhancement of its ecology and its have both previously failed within the the appropriate configurations and highly modified and damaged urban urban infrastructure by modifying and context of the lower Cuyahoga River adjacencies necessary to promote landscape, leverages its presence managing the lower Cuyahoga River Valley. Rather, in order to reach its systemic ecological health. through strategic ecological, economic Valley. fullest potential, this project utilizes and social reprogramming and reopens the 20 imperatives of the Living There are a number of programs an otherwise disconnected territory to We see the post-industrial valley’s Building Challenge 2.0 to guide the that fall into each land-use category the rest of the city in order to define position at the center of the municipal transformation of the valley into mentioned above. This allows for the a project with a critical mass capable territory, rather than at its periphery, an exceptional urban ecosystem, definition of a highly calibrated series of fundamentally transforming the as a distinguishing characteristic that capable of cultivating a new, more of landscape rooms within the valley economy, culture and physical form of allows any transformation of the area sustainable, more equitable, more based upon the existing conditions Cleveland and its surrounding region. to have a direct reciprocal impact on socially responsible future for the City of the territory rather than some pre- the core of the city. Additionally, what of Cleveland. conceived formal notion of what this In collaboration with Port Architecture makes this territory fertile ground remade landscape should look like. + Urbanism Infrastructural Landscapes
    • RE-CULTIVATING THE FOREST CITY LOOKS TO RECLAIM AND RE- HEALTH / SOME OF CLEVELAND’S MOST DISTINCT WATER / WATER HAS FUNDAMENTALLY DEFINED THE EQUITY / AT ITS MOST BASIC LEVEL, RE-CULTIVATING THEIMAGING THE ENTIRETY OF THE 8,200-ACRE LOWER CUYAHOGA NEIGHBORHOODS EMERGED AT THE VALLEY’S EDGES OVER MORPHOLOGY AND CHARACTER OF THE CUYAHOGA RIVER FOREST CITY RETURNS THE LOWER CUYAHOGA RIVER VALLEYRIVER VALLEY, FROM THE TERMINUS OF THE NATIONAL PARK AT THE THE LAST 150 YEARS AS A RESULT OF ITS CENTRAL ROLE IN VALLEY. OUR PROPOSAL FOR RE-CULTIVATING THE FOREST TO THE PEOPLE OF CLEVELAND AND NORTHEASTERN OHIOTERRITORY’S SOUTHERN EDGE, NORTH TO THE RIVER’S MOUTH THE CITY’S ECONOMY. PLACES LIKE TREMONT AND OHIO CITY CITY CONSIDERS WATER AS A PRECIOUS RESOURCE THAT MUST THROUGH A TRANSFORMATION OF ITS USE AND OCCUPANCY.NEAR DOWNTOWN. WE SEE THE POST-INDUSTRIAL VALLEY’S REMAIN VIBRANT, DIVERSE, MIXED COMMUNITIES DESPITE THE BE USED AND RE-USED SO AS TO ALLOW FOR THE NATURAL OUR PROPOSAL LOOKS TO CULTIVATE THE VALLEY’S TERRITORYPOSITION AT THE CENTER OF THE MUNICIPAL TERRITORY, RATHER EVACUATION OF JOBS AND INDUSTRY. OUR PROPOSAL LOOKS TO RECHARGE OF THE RIVER, THE LAKE AND THE AQUIFER, AS WELL INTO AN ECOLOGICAL, CULTURAL, RECREATIONAL AND SOCIALTHAN AT ITS PERIPHERY, AS A DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTIC ENHANCE COMMUNITIES LIKE THESE, WHILE ALSO ENDEAVORING AS FOR THE SUSTAINABLE IRRIGATION OF THE PROPOSED NATIVE AMENITY ACCESSIBLE TO THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE CITYTHAT ALLOWS ANY TRANSFORMATION OF THE AREA TO HAVE A TO BUILD NEW COMMUNITIES IN PLACES THAT ONCE SAT IN THE REFORESTATION REGIME. AND REGION.DIRECT RECIPROCAL IMPACT ON THE CORE OF THE CITY. SHADOWS OF THE INDUSTRIAL VALLEY. 11 Infrastructural Landscapes
    • AGILE TERRITORIES University of Pennsylvania Altered Landscape: I became absorbed in the unnatural aspects of this natural setting; or specifically its underlying infrastructure as an understanding of the vertical history of the Wissahickon. A plethora of manholes emerge from the landscape and register a hidden sewer line that traverses the area. This discovery embodies the concept of an altered landscape. An inverse elevation defines the area between the sewage line and the landscape above, of which I extruded a new datum that conveys the section between the two. A New Form Emerges: Just as infrastructure is defined by utilitarian methods, a new logic defines this path. Various platforms become interventions and engage the slope, topography, and span of the path. MAPPING: FIELD TRIANGULATION Platforms become a new datum from which the boundaries of my form12 lie. These platforms become a series of points across the Wissahickon that engage the land, reveal a buried infrastructure and celebrate our altered, urbanized landscape. DYNAMIC FORCES PLAN Infrastructural Landscapes
    • 13 Infrastructural LandscapesSEQUENTIAL SECTIONS: SPANSEQUENTIAL SECTIONS: PROJECT REGISTERING THE DATUM: BRIDGE, CUT, SPAN, PROJECTSEQUENTIAL SECTIONS: CUT & FILL
    • AGGREGATE + OUTLIERS University of Pennsylvania PHASING: GROWTH OVER TIME Modern transportation networks thread along the water and through segregate land use and create social the wetland. A porous, thin decking as well as structural voids. Within structure of wood and stainless steel these residual spaces a new landscape is elevated above a new topography, is conceived as a interface between each becoming less dense in areas to micro and macro scales. expose the layer beneath. This allows a range of vegetation to grow within Aggregate plus outliers refers to the voids, and achieves a level of the landscape as a scaffold of transparency blurring the organization disconnected land uses and human of the layers. Over time, the materials activity that when addressed regionally weather and vegetation matures to form networks that instigate design. transform the quality of the space, Just as ecological flows require as do lighting installations during the patches, corridors, and matrices to night. These conditions distort and protect movement and habitat of disrupt the surfaces of the garden, various species, we must plan for new react to the dynamical processes of uses and connections to reinvigorate the site, and support daily and nightly our declining urban environments. A use of the area. landscape that supports the migration of ecological as well as social flows, Wetland Plane: Infiltration wetlands remediates the land, and addresses with a corrugated topography of berms the fragmentation of our cities will and basins dissipate storm surges generate sustainable urban networks. and decrease the velocity of combined sewage overflow during heavy rain14 The site lies along the Delaware River fall as well as increase surface area. in Northern Philadelphia between Storm water treatment trains increase interstate 95 and State Road abutting an cleansing capacity as well as provide active distribution and manufacturing riparian habitat for fish and wildlife. corridor. Because of its proximity to the urban context various ecological, Activity Terraces: A social and physical, and social dynamics engage ecological mobility corridor allowing the site. States of entropy, disturbance, migration between the river and the succession, permeability, and pliability city. These multi level planes provide become apparent and help to organize opportunities for multi-purpose and inspire the access and location playing fields as well as indeterminate of remediation, development and lawns for sunning and spectator phasing strategies. These conditions grounds. are temporal in nature and overlap to create a layering of dynamical processes. The design builds upon the idea of overlap and is created with three primary layers or surfaces: Performance Riverfront, Wetland Plane, and Activity Terraces. Performance Riverfront: A theatrical space for community events, eco- tainment platforms where spectator and actor engage the riverfront Infrastructural Landscapes
    • HYBRID: DECK + LANDSCAPE GROWTH OVER TIME 0 MONTHSINFRASTRUCTURE + LANDSCAPE 1 15 6 MONTHSACTIVITY STRIPS: SPORT + LANDSCAPE 2 YEARS Infrastructural Landscapes
    • BLUE RING NETWORK: Iconic Continuous Catalyst for Sustainability 2011 Finalist One Prize: Water as the Sixth Borough “Rings” are continuous and harmonious dynamic landscape. The Blue Ring Network connectivity. While New York City prides conveys a paradigm shift for all cities to itself on its magnificent structural skyline, follow; no longer will urban centers be it is the fluidity of NYC’s 6th Borough (The regarded as congested, but rather deemed Waterways) that joins all the boroughs to as effortlessly mobile. Social media will be create the “World’s City.” The Blue Ring readily available to educate and provide Network conceptualizes NYC’s 6th Borough important information to the public at all as a continuous conduit to realigning transport hubs. By utilizing NYC’s greatest NYC’s self-awareness with the natural asset, “The Waterways,” the Blue Ring environment. A city that not only inspires Network represents the future of Green the world in every direction, but links all transport and urban unification. transportation in synchronicity with a16 Disciplinary Repositioning
    • 17Disciplinary Repositioning
    • PERI-URBAN INTERFACE: THREE REGIONAL SYSTEMS INTERSECT IMMIGRATION 1990-2002 CORRUGATED LANDSCAPE University of Pennsylvania Valencia, Spain: Corrugated landscape of intervention, two additional systems is a third landscape -neither rural nor are mapped along existing riparian zones urban, that acts as an underlying matrix and irrigation canals. Riparian buffers for future growth. A rurban hybrid act as ecological corridors and filter evolves that allows density of population contaminated farming and urban runoff, to be coupled with productive fields. and linear-move irrigation retrofits antiquated medieval canals enabling Landscape surrounding urban areas is no increased productivity and decreased longer rural -it has become an interface waste. between the periphery and urban where industry and agriculture lie side by side. Landscape permeates new compact This peri-urban interface is a dynamic urban development and lofts over zone that is difficult to map or categorize. development to maintain continuous Flows of population reside and commute ecological corridors, while perforated within and across this zone. Goods development allows for continuous are manufactured, distributed and sold promenades of vegetation to traverse here. Orange groves and cabbage fields the city at multiple levels and at varying neighbor six story apartment buildings. densities. Housing, public institutions, Change is eminent, however pockets of retail and office space are integrated hureta could be reserved, while a new within these threads along side futbol landscape, -a third landscape -is needed fields, plazas and other public amenities. to channel and act as an underlying matrix for growth.18 Located in this urban periphery zone of ALTERNATE RIDGES & FURROWS: DENSITY STUDIES: BRAIDS AS PROTOTYPE medieval agricultural lands west of the BETWEEN TORRENT & PICANYA Albufera, I propose an intervention of regional scale between the two pueblos of Torrent and Picanya. The huerta is vanishing quickly due to sprawl created by tourism, escalating immigration and diminishing interest in family scaled farming due to un-profitability and globalization of agriculture. With an influx of 500,000 people in the next 30 years what was historically compact growth is now car oriented, with new highways compartmentalizing the huerta and fostering haphazard development. Unless growth is channeled Valencia will loose its agricultural heritage -a scenario occurring in most developed metropolitan regions. Three Systems: In the case of Valencia, its peri-urban interface is defined by the length of its furthest reaching metro line, 30 miles to the south. The area has a plethora of new infrastructure -highways, distribution centers and freight and high speed rail lines. To further define zones Disciplinary Repositioning
    • GENERATE SOCIAL CONVERGENCE PRESERVE THE AQUIFER REAPPROPRIATE THE HUERTA 19 Disciplinary Repositioning
    • CARBON POSITIVE University of Pennsylvania VOID AS POTENTIAL Carbon Positive refers to the process of carbon sequestration and the productive use of marginal lands to mitigate climate change and achieve a new level of prosperity for Camden New Jersey. Through carbon emissions trading and new planting of consolidated void spaces, an organizational strategy and economic engine emerges in what was once abandoned land. Through landscape, a multifaceted strategy that combines science, economics, and planning is generated. Located along the Delaware River, Camden has endured decades of urban decay, decimated from population loss and spotted with vacant buildings and cleared lots. The city awaits a renaissance; however high crime rates, low educational attainment, as well as contaminated soils burden its development. Its role within the region as well as place amongst global20 markets is in question. As a result of recent publications CARBON EXCHANGE CORRIDORS acknowledging the effects of climate change, the Kyoto Protocol limiting green house gas emissions, as well as the state sponsored Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative of 2006 a new landscape emerges from the carbon market. Through initial partnerships with local power companies, silviculture of marginal spaces creates revenue EMERGENT LANDSCAPE through carbon credits, remediate’s contaminated soil, provides recreational benefits, as well as reduces GHGs. With carbon trading as a catalyst, over time new program evolves in these voids dependent upon topography, density of vegetation, adjacency with urban form, land use and social need. Over time passive recreational use as well as programmed fields, promenades, and urban development replace densely planted tree plantations, while slow growth forests and prairies emerge in ecological corridors and swales. Disciplinary Repositioning
    • NORTH CAMDEN: RIDGES & FURROWS 21NORTH CAMPDENT: ACTIVITY PLINTHS Disciplinary Repositioning
    • SEGUIN COMPREHENSIVE PLAN Texas APA 2009 Planning Award FORM DISTRICTS Defining the ecological context of an that have been affected by growth area informs and identifies critical and development of Seguin aids in componenets of the natural system, determining future constraints. boundaries and patterns of spatial distribution, and attributes that may In this way, a systems approach, be affected by future growth and including water, soil and vegetation development. is taken to understand the ecological health of the community as well as As development increases within forms the foundation for strategic ECOLOGICAL CONTEXT this ecological context the network community goals, and comprehensive of interdependency through which plan elements such as responsive resources are cycled becomes zones, transitions, connectivity, and imbalanced. Recharge for the rivers, centers of activity. lakes, and aquifers that serve as water supply for the community become Mesa Design Group. polluted and impermeable. Designated land uses impact soil fertility and erosion of the land. Air quality is altered due to increased production and population growth. Identifying specific environmental conditions22 URBAN FORM PLAN A SYSTEMS APPROACH Disciplinary Repositioning sciplinary
    • LAND USE DISTRICTS FRAMEWORK SYNTHESIS The Framework Plan is a synthesis of community values, environmental concerns, economic trends, and historic patterns of growth. The Framework Plan is an integral step/scaffold that supports and contributes to the development and final acceptance of the plan by the public. 23OPEN SPACE ELEMENTS Disciplinary Repositioning
    • RISK LANDSCAPES: Retrofitting the American West Drylands Design in an Age of Change: Visionary Proposals for a Water Scarce Future Traveling Exhibition A+D Museum Los Angeles Managing permanent crisis in a the convergence of disciplines and corresponding weak urbanism positive way: We are confronted (architecture, landscape architecture, (suburban regionalism + sprawl) that with an emerging set of Interlinking engineering and urban planning) and my research is framed. crisis’ -The Water, Food, Energy and expanded agency of the designer. The Climate nexus confronting America’s Texas Panhandle exemplifies such a urban-agrarian landscape speaks to landscape, and it is within this context the discourse of ecological urbanism, of interrelated emerging global risk24 Disciplinary Repositioning
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    • LATENT SPECTACULAR Reclaiming Helsinki’s South Harbour Helsinki’s South Harbour has the environment that will become the potential to become a world-class city’s most recognizable and important urban waterfront, cited alongside public space for both residents and Copenhagen, Barcelona, Rio, Sydney tourists alike. The proposal retains and and Hong Kong as among the most enhances the working port facilities, HELSINKI NATURE RING spectacular waterside public realms in while creating a more contemporary the world. platform for engaging and enjoying the historic harbour landscape. However, at present the harbour exists primarily as a working facility -a highly Simply put, our proposal transforms fragmented, disorienting tangle of the South Harbour into Helsinki’s open streets, trolley lines, ferry queues, front door -the place where the city staging zones and restricted access and its people welcome the world. areas all comprising a limited-access water’s edge. Even the harbour’s most In collaboration with Port Architecture successful public facility, the market, + Urbanism is dominated by automobile parking and servicing, leaving the public realm of the South Harbour a residual afterthought. Our proposal takes this existing situation and transforms it through OVERVIEW OF SOUTH HARBOUR six primary operations that place a SOUTH HARBOR RING26 priority on the harbour’s civic space: 1) Separate port service traffic from local traffic; 2) Extend the city to the water; 3) Create continuous, legible public waterfront access; 4) Animate the waterfront through a collection of discrete landscape types; 5) Provide generous, over-scaled bespoke urban furnishing; and 6) Anchor the new waterfront with four cultural icons. Individually, these are not radical moves. When considered collectively, however, these six operations create a complete reorientation and re- imagination of the role of the South SOUTH HARBOUR PROGRAM Harbour within Helsinki’s metropolitan core. The result is a generous, active, spectacular public realm that takes advantage of Helsinki and Finland’s unique cultural, physiological, and climatic heritage to create a timeless Public Spaces SOUTH HARBOUR PLAN
    • STEP ONE PINE-SPRUCE GROVE AT FINNISH GARDENSSTEP TWOSTEP THREE OVERVIEW OF RENOVATED KAUPPATORISTEP FOUR 27STEP FIVE FLOATING THERMAL POOL AT OLD MARKET BONFIRE ON ATOLL FROM KAUPPATORI MICRO-CLIMATE TERRARIUM TOTEMSSTEP SIX Public Spaces
    • MODERN ART MUSEUM MIAMI MUSEUM PLAZA The Ring Trellis MUSEUM PLAZA The Ring is Miami Museum Plaza’s central feature. It is a garden-filled vegetated trellis that democratically anchors the space between the museums and allows ample NATURAL SCIENCE MUSEUM opportunity for exhibitions, events and flexible circulation connecting all of the plaza edges. Inspired by the buttressed root system of Florida mangroves, the structure presents a crenelated, cantilevered series of steel tubes whose edges define the plaza’s central garden as well as provides shelter for social gathering spaces. THE RING CANTELEVERED STRUCTURE The central garden is an other-worldly space. Filled with exotic horticultural specimens from the tropics, it offers shade, intimacy, and correlation with the museums’s educational programming.28 North of the Ring Trellis, a similar, but secondary, trellis connects the plaza with Museum Drive and covers a generously sized stair. The remaining portion of the plaza’s northern edge is planted with a ten foot high hedge that buffers noise and views of MacArthur Causeway. South of the Ring Trellis, a wide stair flanked by two ramps reinforces the plaza’s strong open RING TRELLIS FURNISHING DETAILS connection with Museum Park. The iconocism and flexibility offered by the design will transform Miami Museum Plaza into an important public landmark destination in downtown Miami. James Corner Field Operations Public Spaces VOLUMETRIC PLANTING
    • HANGING GARDEN: JADE VINE RING PLAN: BOTANIC GARDENSOUTHERN APPROACH: HIDDEN PARKING 29 TRELLIS PLANTINGGARAGE & GREEN REVETMENT LANDSCAPE HEIRARCHY Public Spaces
    • RE-IMAGINING PUBLIC SQUARE UNIFY THE SQUARE The Web Public Square is a ten-acre public overcome what are real and perceived open space at the historic and limitations to its role as the premier geographic center of downtown civic space in Cleveland. Cleveland; originally laid out as a New England town commons by the The fundamental challenge of Public Connecticut Land Company in the Square is making a single civic place 1790’s as part of their expansion into out of what is currently a series of the Western Reserve. Since that time, disconnected sidewalks, plazas and FRAME FOREST WEB the Square has undergone a variety crosswalks. Despite the numerous of transformations and modifications reasons to advocate the closing of the reflecting Cleveland’s evolution from two main arteries -Ontario Street and agrarian outpost, to industrial icon, Superior Avenue -that traverse the site, to Rust Belt exemplar, to its emerging a number of logistical issues prevents renaissance today. The result is a this simple solution. However, the central public open space that has lost continued presence of these two its role and format as the true civic roadways does not necessarily core of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. preclude making one square out of four. In order to provoke fresh thinking The reconfiguration and renovation for its reconfiguration, three scenarios of Public Square represents the were developed. ideal opportunity to link disparate downtown developments into a One: Unify the Square through cohesive urban landscape, punctuated the introduction of large-scale by an iconic civic core. By creating and infrastructural lattice that is capable of30 eventful, memorable public venue at supporting vertical gardens, modifiable the heart of the Downtown, Cleveland program kiosks, as well as sustainable can reestablish the pedestrian as infrastructure systems related to the primary actor in the city, finally energy, water and greenhouse gas shifting away from the car first, transit mitigation; second, pedestrian third mentality of the past century. The proposed Two: Unify the Square by flooding the FRAME FOREST WEB reconfiguration of Public Square space with a forest of native trees. The is not just about the residents and resultant canopy serves to reconfigure businesses present in Cleveland today, the Square as a single great lawn but is about re-positioning Cleveland surrounded by the forest canopy; as one of the Great Lakes/Mid-West region’s premier place to live and work Three: Unify the Square using tomorrow. pedestrian desire lines and the existing topography to generate a Public Square today is characterized web-like landform that bridges over by over-scaled vehicular corridors, the Ontario-Superior intersection to a disconnected public realm, create a single pedestrian green space omnipresent transit impacts including at the core of Public Square, along redundant waiting areas, and visual with more intimately scaled plazas at disconnect across the Square the edges. because of inappropriate or mis- scaled planting. In order to take full James Corner Field Operations advantage of the true potential of Public Square, any proposal for its redesign will necessitate both a physical and perceptual transformation in order to Public Spaces
    • WEB SCENARIO: The preferred scenario connecting Public Square to the desirablefor the reconfiguration of Public Square and vibrant University Circle district.involves the creation of a web-like landformthat links the four quadrants of the existing This scheme is flexible, and can functionsquare by bridging over the intersection of with Ontario Street and Superior Avenue leftOntario Street and Superior Avenue at its open as is current, or with the one or bothcenter, allowing for transit and vehicular of the roadways in temporary or permanentaccommodations to remain beneath, while closure.simultaneously providing for unobstructedpedestrian circulation between the major James Corner Field Operationsdestinations in and around Public Square.The upper portions of the mound wouldbecome a contemporary reinterpretationof the town green replete with grassesand meadows, while four perimeter covesat street level would provide active publicplaza spaces appropriately scaled andprogrammed for the adjacent buildings.These street level plazas would be animatedby small revenue generating retail facilities(coffee shop, news stand, etc.) tuckedbeneath the mound rising above, and by thewaiting facilities for the Bus Rapid Transit 31 Public Spaces
    • LIVING HERBARIUM Rwanda, Kiglani Institute of Science & Technology A Vision For A New Campus: What design concept proposes a radical and can be planted alternately in lines, environment would best befit a 21st transformation of the current site of or in bosques or in groves. century technology,science & research under-utilized buildings and empty campus? spaces to a new environment filled 03: SOCIAL ROOMS: A series of social with trees, meadows, pathways, and rooms, cut out as clearings and sun- Contemporary trends in higher generously furnished social places, filled spaces. These spaces include education and research suggest such as gardens, courts, terraces, and furnishing and amenity to support uses increasing movements toward plazas. The site becomes a series of such as sitting (alone or in groups), flexibility; flexible time, flexible permeable softscapes (lawn, meadow, meetings and discussions, sunning, programs, and flexible arrangements. plantings, bosques, and permeable eating lunch, even performance and Today’s students as well as paving). This means that all rainwater working out. These spaces are again professionals are moving from a 5 that falls on the site is returned to the implementable in phases over time, day a week, 8am to 8pm campus, to a natural water table, avoiding run-off in and can be prioritized in relationship seven-day-a-week total environment, engineered pipes. It also means that a to specific building uses and site with different groups of students, majority of the site area is given over development. researchers and employees coming to new outdoor social uses, with much and going at different times. of that area under the shade of canopy Taken together, these three physical trees. design strategies are organizational, This contemporary campus Biodiversity is increased greatly from flexible, growable, dynamic, and environment is much more than just the present situation as the campus eventful. They create a campus classroom, office and lab space; many becomes a living herbarium. environment for the 21st century campuses today are creating a broader creative student/professional -a provision of social spaces, recreational 01: GRID LATTICE: A new framework place for learning, work, movement, amenities and lifestyle enhancing for the site- a grid lattice that organizes collective dialogue, exchange, fun,32 programs. Here, both the interior all of the many different parts of the social enrichment and ecological and exterior spaces are designed to campus. The lattice also orients the sustainability. support varied environments with campus, though the use of strong, which to think and work, moving linear north-south lines, and more around with one’s laptop to an broken, irregular east-west links. environment of choice, or arranging The lattice is an organizer, but it also a break-out or think-tank meeting facilitates all movement and pathways with a select group in a different across the site. Importantly, the lattice place from the day-to-day classroom/ is also a structure that can be flexibly conference room, or taking time out to implemented in phases over time - as enjoy a stroll or jog, to read, or chat. in a growing matrix. Many new campus environments include children’s day care, running 02: ARBOREAL CANOPY: A new paths, nature areas, gardens for art, arboreal canopy across the site - a reflection and conversation, and many loose grid of tree lines, graining north- other amenities that make it both south. Composed of mixed tropical productive and fun to be at school species, both native and exotic, the or work. And as many institutions trees offer a strong spatial structure as today are competing to attract and well as seasonally dynamic expression retain the very best intellectual and (bloom schedules and foliage color) creative talent from around the world, between the wet and dry seasons. the design of campus environments is The trees have the effect of creating proving one of the most critical factors a total environment, avoiding the in building a world-class research and present-day sense of fragmentation, education culture. building objects and empty spaces. As with the lattice, the trees are also For the new KIST campus, the implementable in phases over time, Public Spaces
    • VISION 2030:GRADIENT LANDSCAPE CIRCULATIONRwanda, Kiglani Institute of Science & TechnologyA cohesive landscape strategy of plazaand planting gradients provides theinfrastructural support, public space,and ecology suitable for a 21st centurytechnology, science and research AFRICAN TEXTILEScampus.Plaza: A unifying carpet that connectsKIST with the community via gradientsof permeability of surface and canopy.This unique green system of plaza,path, garden and canopy constitutesthe circulation within the campusand promotes exchange between thecommunity and the institution through BURLE MARX TEXTUREeast/west connecting corridors. LAWN + GARDENVarying scales of space allow forprotest or performance as well asprivacy for reflection and intimatestudy.Bosque: Semi-private academiclinear corridors of flowering canopyand lawn provide the main north/south circulation and provide meeting HYBRID FLOOR 33spaces for lecture and discussion.Promenade: KISTs main mall is itscentral processional spine linkingdisciplines along a common corridor.North/south circulators act as a linearsequences of approach along whichare organized varying academicfunctions. DISTRICTSThis gradient of landscapes organizesthe campus into academic, residential,commercial, sports and recreationdistricts. Each district becomes aplatform to enable future growth.In collaboration with Mass DesignGroup Public Spaces
    • PIER ELEVEN Philadelphia, Pennsylvania SCHEME ONE: THE LAWN 4 CONTEXTS The four sides of the pier have very different contexts and features. The West Side of the pier looks to the City while the East side is all about the River. The North side is dominated by the axis of the iconic Benjamin Franklin Bridge, and the South side is a more sheltered and intimate bay with the best sun exposure. 5 PLACES Five unique conditions on the pier create the opportunity for separate spaces and programs. These include a city threshold at the base of the pier, a north promenade along the bridge side of the pier, a bay walk along the south side, an outlook at the end of the pier and an interior space in the SCHEME TWO: THE DECK middle. 3 SCHEMES The Lawn: An earthwork hill, ringed34 with seating and shaped to slope down to the river, forms the centerpiece to a new social pier. A wood seating terrace faces south. The Deck: A rolling wood deck is shaped to dramatically bring the visitor up and then down to the space of the river. Enclosed in the southern cove is a social beach with umbrellas. The Slice: A dramatic ramp rises along the north face alongside the bridge, heightening ones sense of arrival. Generous seating and social space are divided amongst lawn and SCHEME THREE: THE SLICE promenade. James Corner Field Operations Public Spaces
    • Pier 11 was built on two levels to serve two functions; public recreation and dock space for ships. The lower level or ‘substructure’contained wharf drops and other mechanisms to load and unload cargo for shipping. The upper level or ‘superstructure’ had anexpansive deck and a spacious pavilion for recreation. The river or ‘outshore’ end remained open to the air and the landward or‘inshore’ end provided access to street level. An Observation Tower at the outshore end rose three stories above the recreationdeck so the public could watch the activity of the harbor.The Race Street Pier was completed in 1901 and became a popular recreation site and source of pride for the city. The City builtthese recreation piers to be “as great a benefit to the comfort, health, and pleasure of the general public as the numerous smallparks scattered about the city”. It is only fitting that the City is now reimagining the pier as a park and continuing the legacy of SCHEME ONE: THE LAWNpublic space on the Delaware waterfront. 35 SCHEME TWO: THE DECK SCHEME THREE: THE SLICE Public Spaces
    • BUSAN OPERA HOUSE International Ideas Competition SYNTHETIC BEACH A New Breed of Public Space: The landscape of Busan Opera House proposes a new possibility of public space where high culture and public life perform together to create a new hybrid of dynamic open space. The island is defined by three strategies: 1) The Sequence of Approach; Operatic in nature mimicking the ascension to climax and subsequent fall of crescendos and decrescendos evocative of the fluctuating intensity of musical passage during a performance. 2) A Green Framework; Programmable surfaces informed by scale, intensity and use organize all of the many different parts PERFORMANCE LAWN of the island and provide a scaffold for future development. 3) Diversify Edge Conditions; Our proposal utilizes tidal variation to construct an animated highly productive and beautiful shoreline. By allowing varying levels of inundation, slope,36 salinity and access we introduce a wider spectrum of planting and wildlife habitat. Performance Lawn: A flexible indeterminate event space that accommodates temporary tentable events, concerts, rehearsals, as well as passive activity such as sunning decks, paths, and shaded groves. Wetland Marsh: Intertidal wetland trays of varying degrees of salinity descend from the WETLAND MARSH lawn and merge with the harbor. Additional habitat provides a new urban haven for the large numbers of migratory birds that nest in the adjacent Nakdong River Estuary. Harbor Beach: Above the opera and concert hall, the roof deck becomes an elevated beach. A bizarre mixture of bathers in swimsuits and arts patrons in formal attire collide on a synthetic lagoon. Consultant: Supermass Studio Between Architecture & Landscape
    • PROGRAM + PLANTING CANOPY CIRCULATION SYNTHETIC BEACH 37 FUTURE DEVELOPMENT SITE Between Architecture & Landscape
    • GRADIENT LANDSCAPES: RIBBON WALK Sejong Government Center Competition Linkage in Korean consists of SEJONG CITY: SKY WALK AS CONNECTOR two characters: connectivity and continuity. By creating a green uninterrupted flow of landscape at varying scales and levels we aim to achieve a democratic and egalitarian standard of accessibility. By bridging SeJong’s linear park, integrating public and private space, and blending government, social, and recreational programs the complex will not only symbolically but physically represent the idea of an open and accessible government. The open space of the new government center is composed of three traditional Korean landscape elements: Hills, Gardens and Forests. These three elements are strategically placed to integrate the roof with the ground LAYERED ICONIC PLANES plane. Hills: Three small hills flank the entry38 plaza and provide the structure with which the ground plane, iconic plane, and ribbon walk connect. Gardens: Inner gardens and yards meander between the hills and project a less formal or authoritarian experience. They provide a soft surface for leisure and outdoor dining. Forests: Densely planted Korean pine forests greet visitors with their year- round color. Evergreens champion the government’s endorsement of sustainable practices and shape the main entry to the building. Visual permeability is maintained through the high canopy of the pine trees. Continuous Tangential Path: The ribbon walk acts as a linear park RIBBON WALK: CONTINUOUS TANGENTIAL PATH that horizontally as well as vertically connects the elements of the complex. Consultant: Supermass Studio Between Architecture & Landscape
    • PLAZA GARDENS FOREST HILLS RIBBON WALK SKY PARK 39 Between Architecture & Landscape
    • SURFSIDE DRIVE THE DUNE APPROACH Bridgehampton, New York Nested within the dune landscape of Bridgehampton, the client wished to maintain the beach houses’ low profile and connection to the ground. However, with the addition of a satelite cottage and desire for a contemporary landscaped approach -a marraige between architecture and landscape/ between wild dunescape and designed path was forged. Expanding the usefulness and sociability of the front lawn as well as acknowledging the process and sequence of approach instigated three design propposals. Each proposal, The Dune, Pool, and Deck Approach celebrates aspects of the natural wild THE POOL APPROACH ecology as well as expands the use of the space. Each scheme integrates architecture within landscape to achieve a seamless transition between original and new40 construction and interior and exterior spaces. James Corner Field Operations THE DECK APPROACH Between Architecture & Landscape
    • THE DUNE AXONOMETRIC 41THE POOL FRONT ENTRY Between Architecture & LandscapeTHE DECK
    • 6 PLAYSCAPE AMPLIFY EXPERIENCE WITH Parque Urbano de Valdebebas VISCERAL PLANTING PLAYSCAPE offers a sustainable site ecologically, always renewing itself, strategy – It is anchored by a series offering endless fluid experiences to of ravines that provide natural site its visitors. drainage, and supports a diversity of native flora and nesting grounds for PLAYSCAPE is organized by three wildlife. The ravines feature a transect dominant layers of ecosystems native to the region, from broad leaf and coniferous forests 1. The Ravines – natural site drainage at the upper reaches, through maquis, and ecological habitat corridors, garigue, and steppe landscapes, to sand dunes and wetlands at the 2. The Terraces – wide flat areas that lower reaches, all of which culminate accommodate programs and in a lake, while the terraces between the ravines are planted with a variety 3. The Promontory Edges – the park of drought tolerant meadow forbes, interface with the surrounding urban wildflowers, and grasses. fabric. 5 APPROPRIATE SCALE OF PROGRAMMING WITH URBAN PLAYSCAPE corresponds to the James Corner Field Operations DEVELOPMENT city – It is lined with varied edges and connectors that respond to the surrounding urban fabric. The primary park entry is across from the new (proposed) commuter train station, welcoming park goers with a visitor42 center, kiosks, and event space. The majestic umbrella pine is fitted with small fog machines, cooling the entry plaza and producing a beautiful light quality. Moving north, the entry plaza stretches into an undulating promenade activated by interactive features, kiosks, boat and bike rental, play areas, bathing and tanning decks, furniture, and lighting. The promenade is planted with various showy SIX LANDSCAPE STRATEGIES flowering fruit trees. The western edge is marked by a path and future tram line, allowing convenient access 1 2 3 4 to Forest Park. The tram line, which OPTIMIZE EXISTING ENHANCE TOPOGRAPHY CREATE AND DIVERSIFY DEFINE AND ESTABLISH loops around the entire park, has HYDROLOGY AND COLLECT WATER PROGRAMMATIC SURFACES GATEWAYS AND CONNECTORS three stations along the western edge of the park. The Forest Park entry plaza station is situated at the highest point of the site, and is fitted with kiosks, and observation decks. Facing the expo center on the southern edge of the park is a large flowering tree bosque parking lot. PLAYSCAPE is a mirror of the city – It is engaging, entertaining, it is smart Large Parks
    • PLAY TERRACE THE POOLS 43ENTRY PLAZA THE PROMENADEPLAY TERRACE THE POOLS ENTRY PLAZA THE PROMENADESix generous terraces support varied recreation and leisure The pools offer the park visitors a one-of-a-kind place in The Entry Plaza is located on the South East corner of the The promenade is the extension of the entry plaza surface,programs. From north to south, the northern terrace is Madrid to swim, cool off, and play in water. The freshwater park, facing the new commuter train station and the judicial it undulates and terraces between the new mixed usemostly sand mounds that includes skate and bike course pools are inscribed in the lake and anchored to the sandy campus beyond. The Plaza is fitted with a visitor center, development and the lake creating a fantastic place tomounds (some on hard surfaces), pelota courts, and sand beach. The four pools are different in depth and size, small event space, kiosk, furnishing and lighting. The ground stroll, relax, and play. The promenade includes countlessplay. The next set of terraces is described as ‘synthetic accommodating various uses and age groups. The sandy surface is dominated by wood, at times rising or dropping amenities from interactive features to bike and boat rental,surface’ play It includes a running track, unconventional beach is formed as dunes to both protect and support plant to create spaces or structures within the Plaza. The plaza to cafés, shade structures, play areas, pools, and fountains.winding jogging tracks, synthetic mounds and dips for material and allow for programs in between. is planted with majestic Umbrella Pine trees. Small fog It is planted with flowering fruit trees whose character is thatchildren’s play and a dog park. The synthetic play terraces machines are mounted high in the trees to cool the Plaza, of drifting loosely into the promenade.are followed by a series of court game terraces including creating an atmospheric veil that separates the park frompetanque, tennis, basketball and soccer fields. The lowest the street.of this set of terraces accommodates beach volley ball andpools. The next set of terraces features a large barbecue andpicnic dehesa, rope courses, and climbing cliffs. The fifthterrace offer spaces for large scale events, a big bowl forconcerts, mounds for stages, sculpture terrace and grazingmeadow below. The southern most terrace features variousgardens such as game- board garden, spice garden, andbeer and wine garden. This terrace is closest to the judicialcampus offering nearby places for workers to go for lunch Large Parksand dinner.
    • WOODLAND SHELBY FARMS PARK THE RANGE DISCOVERY PLAYGROUND Patriot Lake & Park Circle ACTIVE PARK A primary design objective for the lake’s edge is to bring people closer BOAT HOUSE to the water’s edge. However, because & MARINA the water level will vary by as much as SLOPE PARK 18”- the lake edge must be designed to ensure that it is engaging regardless of the water’s elevation. PASSIVE PARK VISITOR CENTER Two general techniques are applied in & ACTIVITY LAWN varying ways along the water’s edge. FLOWERING 1: a vertical retaining wall treatment BOSQUE KITE LAWN RETREAT CENTER that ensures that people will feel like they are truly at the water’s edge. SWIMMING BEACH 2: a sloping, vegetated treatment that utilizes live stakes and willow watting PARK CIRCLE to create a living, green edge to the LAKE ISLANDS lake, thereby reducing erosion and masks the changing water’s elevation. These two general techniques are adapted to support the many different settings and water’s edge programs. James Corner Field Operations KAYAK ISLANDS & CYPRESS SWAMP PINE GROVE (RETREAT CENTER)44 BOATHOUSE & MARINA FILTRATION WETLAND KITE LAWN Large Parks
    • HABITAT: THE FOREST WALK SLOPE PARK MEADOWENERGY: THE SOLAR ARC FOOD: THE ORCHARD 45 45BOATH BEACH ACTIVITY LAWN & SWIMMING BEACH EARTHEN AMPHITHEATERWETLAND BOARDWALK Large Parks
    • SUPERMASS STUDIO Communication & Identity WWW.SUPERMASSSTUDIO.COM Concept: To develop a clear graphic language communicating Supermass Studio’s core principles and beliefs. The Practice: Supermass Studio is a critical, creative and collaborative collective of interdisciplinary design practice based in New York City with its roots grounded in landscape architecture, urbanism and ecology. Founded by Taewook Cha Supermass Studio was formed in 2011 to provide innovative and imaginative solutions of super massive impacts to the otherwise normative and undistinguished urban spaces ubiquitous in today’s urban environment. Our primary interest lies at the intersection of landscape, urbanism and ecology with a focus on what we describe as “opportunistic diversity”46 and “unorthodox creativity.” We see opportunities in every project, large or small, commercial or public, residential or institutional, and bring out the best of each opportunity in an innovative and unconventional design approach. On Creativity: Supermass Studio pursues unorthodox creativity at the juncture of landscape, urbanism and ecology. On Diversity: Supermass Studio finds opportunistic diversity in every project type, size and budget. Large or small, commercial or institutional, academic or recreational, we find new opportunity * Supermass Studio pursues unorthodox creativity (we think outside the box) and make the most out of it. On Responsibility: Supermass Studio is conscious of socio/environmental responsibility in design practice. It is what elevates the act of design into the act of what matters. Consultant: Supermass Studio Communication & Identity
    • Brad Goetzbradfordgoetz@gmail.com (215) 906-1195
    • Brad Goetzbradfordgoetz@gmail.com (215) 906-1195