Holding Patterns: Capitol Hill Site
2010, Seattle, WA
Vicki Scuri SiteWorks with Alex Polzin
Sponsored by Seattle Design Commission
The design approach starts with the site itself, using the
existing topographical lines to create an effective design with minimal
impact through regrading. The temporary nature of such a vision allowed
for the use of non-standard building materials. Walls made out of
sandbags are easy to assemble, durable, and temporary.
The temporal nature of the site does not restrict it from including
sustainable design elements. The proposal will reuse the rainwater from
neighboring roofs, filtering and storing it to be used on site. Native
plants and harvest-able crops will encourage public involvement.
Creating a vibrant urban space is the key goal of this proposal, which
engages the street through an elongated amphitheater, provides for
many public uses on its terraces, and contemplative reflection
with a pond all surrounded by a bamboo screen wall. Engaging
all the senses, the beautiful plants, fragrant aromas, babbling pond,
the sun's warmth, and the delicious harvest; this park will inspire the
community and provide an exciting urban experience.
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