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COMMUNITY AS A GARDEN
Creating a new development paradigm that reinforces our connection
to each other as well as the environment.

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  1. 1. The Big Idea Creating a new development paradigm that reinforces our connection to each other as well as the environment using urban agriculture as a unifying concept.Precedents New Construction / Master Planned Southern California Edison Built-Out Infrastructure Community Right-of-Way / Remnant Space NEW YORK RESTORATION PROJECT POCKET NEIGHBORHOODS MANZANARES PARK—Madrid, SpainGuiding Design PrinciplesPeople/ User Experience Nature Design & ProgrammingDesign spaces that will create opportunities for face- Design solutions will provide a variety of Incorporate planting solutions that will emphasize nativeto-face interaction and encourage strong and positive experiences for different uses and users while species to improve biodiversity and provide support to therelations between people from different backgrounds also encouraging high levels of pedestrian/bicycle pollinator birds and insects.and neighborhoods. activity; Design solutions will attempt to minimize Context excessive maintenance requirements and will notSafety Design spaces that are compatible in scale with the commu- increase refuse accumulation .Provide/Create safe and secure environments within nity’s existing scale and character; Establish small-scalethe community and its adjacent areas through land use retail uses that will serve the surrounding neighborhoods andand design. bring value to existing and new development. 1Tammy Martin Thesis Advisor:UCLA Extension COMMUNITY AS A GARDEN Jim Smith, AIALandscape Architecture Thesis 2012 Designing Healthy Spaces & Places
  2. 2. Project Statement Program Requirements Our lives have become  Allow for Community Participation extremely fast-paced  Connected Open Space Socially, we have become slaves to new technologies that  Connected Neighborhoods claim to be able to increase our connectivity to each other.  Create Connected Open Space Venues for Rather than being connected, we have, instead, become more Community Programming isolated and less capable of relating to each other in the real world on a day-to-day basis.  Promote Historical Aspects of the City Overall, we have become more of a society of spectators  Outdoor, Experiential Learning Opportunities rather than participants and, in doing so, we’re missing out  Organic Farming and Horticultural Education on the rich relationships that can develop with face-to-face interaction and the communality of shared experiences and  Promote a Local, Healthy Food System the intimacy of authentic friendships.  Culinary Education Opportunities What we gain in technological advances seems to result in  Recreational Opportunities the sacrificing of our ability to build and maintain relationships.  Promote Environmental Sustainability including Permaculture Practices Community gardens have long been important parts of American and International culture. These spaces and their  Promote Heirloom Crop Preservation associated activities meet economic, social, psychological and environmental needs and have earned a reputation as a vital  Enhance Pedestrian Circulation and amenity of the urban fabric. Experience Using food and community agriculture as the common thread for relationship building, I will examine, through design, various ways to create more opportunities for social interaction. 2Tammy Martin Thesis Advisor:UCLA Extension COMMUNITY AS A GARDEN Jim Smith, AIALandscape Architecture Thesis 2012 Designing Healthy Spaces & Places
  3. 3. CONCEPT 1Master Planned Community withFocus On Shared, Common OpenSpaceOrange Park Acres—Master Plan: Inward Applied to Site as ConceptOrientation; Shared CommonsProject Goal: Fellowship, Creating alocal support networkCONCEPT 2Built-Out Infrastructure / WebOld Towne Orange—Catalyst Center; Coresite reaching out into communityProject Goal: Increase passive Applied to Site as Conceptrecreation space within the City of OrangeCONCEPT 3Datum / Active, Linear HubIrvine—Main Activity Hub informs satellitesites throughout the communityProject Goal: Reinforcing strength of Applied to Site as Conceptcommunity 3Tammy Martin Thesis Advisor:UCLA Extension COMMUNITY AS A GARDEN Jim Smith, AIALandscape Architecture Thesis 2012 Designing Healthy Spaces & Places
  4. 4. Functional Master Plan Section 1 Section 2 Section 3 Section 4 “The Lounge” Ag Playscape Ag Demonstration Gardens and “Chef’s Garden” Educational Center (Small-Scale Retail & Restaurant)  Farm Stand / Info Kiosk  Community Kitchen and Cantina  Community Kitchen and Education  Meadow with seating areas  Pavilion Orchard / Farmer’s  Restroom Facility Center  Chef’s Garden and Demonstration Area Market Area  Interpretive Trail  Restroom Facilities  Heirloom Orchard  Restroom Facility  Children’s Gardens  Walk Bridges to Connect Adjacent  Promenade  Flexible and Built-In Seating  Miniature Maze Neighborhoods  Walk Bridge to Connect Adjacent Areas  Amphitheater  Demonstration Gardens Neighborhoods  Bike / Pedestrian Trail  Bike / Pedestrian Trail  Flexible Gathering Space  Restaurant that includes Small-Scale  Pavilion Orchard RetailElements Gathering Place Eat Place Play Place Education Place Culinary Place Garden Place 4Tammy Martin Thesis Advisor:UCLA Extension COMMUNITY AS A GARDEN Jim Smith, AIALandscape Architecture Thesis 2012 Designing Healthy Spaces & Places
  5. 5. Key MapConceptual Site Plan: Sections 1 & 2Section 1 — “The Lounge” Residential San Diego Creek Harvard Ave Overpass Entrance Pavilion from San Diego Creek Bicycle Trail Farm Stand Flexible 120’ SCE Pedestrian & Pavilion Restroom Pavilion & Info Kiosk Seating Electrical Tower Seating Seating Bike Trail Orchard Orchard N 405 / San Diego Freeway Transition to Section 2 Key Map Earthworm Tunnel along Interpretive TrailSection 2 — Ag Playscape Residential “The Hive” Pollinator Garden Exit to Culver Community 405 / San Diego Freeway Children’s Keyhole Ave & Cross- Pedestrian & Earthworm Earthworm 120’ SCE Children’s Kitchen Donation Flexible Gathering walk to Bike Trail Interpretive Trail Tunnel Electrical Tower Garden Space Gardens N & Cantina Section 3 Garden Bean/Vine Quiet Retreat Maze Scale: Teepees Gathering Area Amphitheater 5Tammy Martin Thesis Advisor:UCLA Extension COMMUNITY AS A GARDEN Jim Smith, AIALandscape Architecture Thesis 2012 Designing Healthy Spaces & Places
  6. 6. Conceptual Site Plan: Section 3 Key MapSection 3 — Ag Demonstration Gardens and Educational Center r Av e. Residential lve Cu Pedestrian & Bike Trail 120’ SCE Flexible Electrical Tower, Typ Gathering Space Demonstration Garden, Typ Walk Bridge Community Kitchen & N Demonstration & Pavilion Education Center Gardens, Typ Shrubs & Eucalyptus screen of the storm channel Wooden fence Residential ass verp ay O reewF Restroom Ave Community Pedestrian & Demonstration Facility Yale 120’ SCE Kitchen & Educational Fruit Trees Utility Tower Walk Bridge Garden, Typ 120’ SCEDemonstration Garden Bike Trail Electrical Tower, N & Pavilion Scale: 6Tammy Martin Thesis Advisor:UCLA Extension COMMUNITY AS A GARDEN Jim Smith, AIALandscape Architecture Thesis 2012 Designing Healthy Spaces & Places
  7. 7. Key MapConceptual Site Plan: Section 4Section 4 — “Chef’s Garden” (Small-Scale Retail & Restaurant) Residential Water Retention Basin ge Brid ian str 120’ SCE de Seating Pe Electrical Tower Bike & ve Flexible Gathering / le A Pedestrian Trail Heirloom Chef’s Garden & Ya Demonstration Orchard Space Promenade 405 / San Diego Freeway Water feature Small-scale Retail N with Sculpture 120’ SCE And Restaurant Electrical Tower Scale: Way-finding Signage Throughout Park along with Demonstration Gardens to Include Variety of “Farm to Fork” Professional Chef Programming to Include QNR codes for Park Information Agriculture Uses and Not Limited to Food Demonstrations and Fundraising Events Communal Dinner Events 7Tammy Martin Thesis Advisor:UCLA Extension COMMUNITY AS A GARDEN Jim Smith, AIALandscape Architecture Thesis 2012 Designing Healthy Spaces & Places
  8. 8. Satellite Spaces Additional Satellite Vignettes Existing School Yard & Park Streetscape Storytelling Circle Pizza Oven Mixed Planting in Stormwater Retention Planter Modular Classrooms with Courtyard View of Nature and Powered by Solar Energy Intersection Pocket Parks Mixed Planting along Dining Patio Design Intention to Mix Agriculture with Common Planting Schemes 8Tammy Martin Thesis Advisor:UCLA Extension COMMUNITY AS A GARDEN Jim Smith, AIALandscape Architecture Thesis 2012 Designing Healthy Spaces & Places

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