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Marcellus StreetWest Fayette StreetOtisco StreetTully StreetFabius Street
   W  y  o  m   i  n  g   S   t  r  e  e   t   N   i  a  g  a  r  a   S   t  r  e  e   t
 
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existingtreegravelcoolpavingw/penetratingsealantnew treeaccentgravelconcretepaver new treeinbio-featureconcretew/glassaggregategrass& gravelw/geotextilesubstratebio-featurecoolpavinglighting
Plan of Wyoming Street and related context
 
 
ACTIVATING ELEMENTS
Our designdoesnotdistinguishbetweengreeninfrastructureimprovementsandstreetactivatingelements.Rather,thethreecircuitsarewoventogether withmaterialsandxturesthataregearedtointeractwithbothbodyandenvironment.Our emphasisisonsurfacetreatmentsthatdelineateareasofactivityandaresimultaneouslyresponsivetoenvironmentalpatterns.Withinthesesurfacesaretheinteractivexturesthatencourageplay,exercise,warming,andcooling.Thesurfacesarearticulatedthroughgraphicsandtextures,butremainsimpleandunrestrictedsothattheir primaryfunctionistofoster appropriationbypeoplewhousethespace.
Responsive Surfaces
Thehorizontalsurfacesaretreatedwithvariousmaterialstoproducepatternsthatrespondtoenvironmentalconditions.Thisincludesconcretetreatedwithsealant,producingpatternsthatarevisiblewhenwet;paversembeddedwithasnow-meltingsystem,creatingapatternwhenitsnows;weed-controlfabricthatsuppressesgrowthinsomeareas,creatingplantedpatterns;furniturethatistreatedwiththermo-chromicpaint,whichrespondstohumantouchandencouragesplayfulengagementthroughtactility;andpyro-electriclights,whichdisplaychangesintemperature.
Interactive Fixtures
Thelinesoftheenergycircuitareproducedwithagradientofcolor thattransitionsfromredtoorange(beginningatMarcellusandmovingsouth) andthatalternatesbetweentwo-dimensionalpaintedgraphicsandthree-dimensionalobjectsalongitsentirelength.Red/orangexturesaremovableelementsthatcanbeusedinavarietyofwaysfor exerciseandenergydisplays,whereasthecoolingcircuitincorporatesxturesthatspraywater for play.Inkeyareas,therearexturesthatcombinetheelementsofboththeenergyandcoolingcircuits.
Recycled Materials
Weproposeusingthewoodthatisbeingharvestedfromthecity-wideashtreeremoval(duetotheEmeraldAshBorer) tomakemanyoftheinteractivexturesandtreesupportsusingsteam-bentash.Additionally,cuttingsfrommaintainingvacantlots,streettrees,andbio-retentionfeatures(curbcutswithtreepitsandrain-gardens) canbecompostedwithinthe“heatseats” alongthewarmingcircuit.Recycledglassaggregateisusedintheconcrete,tyingintotheConnectiveCorridor.
CHARACTER
TheideaofacircuitisameanstophysicallyandconceptuallylinktheredesignofWyomingStreettobothexistingprojectsaswellasfuturephasesthatcanexpandintotheneighborhood.For WyomingStreettobeafurther catalystfor change,thephysicaldesignmustbesupportedbythesocial,culturalandeconomicnetworksthathavealreadyenabledamajor transformationofthearea.ThisincludesbuildingonregionaleducationalprogramssuchasSavetheRain,tolocalonessuchastheNeighborhoodNavigator andtheGreenTrain(GLUE) jobsprogram.Our proposedcircuitstieintothesevariousprogramsandaddadditionalones,suchasWalkYour BlockandHeatSeats,whichcanbeconnectedtoSyracuse’shealth,jobsandrecyclingprograms.ThedesignofWyomingStreetshouldbeunconventional;itisnotaretail-dominatedmainstreet,or athoroughfare,or atypicalresidentialstreet.ItisdistinctivebecauseofitspotentialtobeintegratedwiththecurrentextensionoftheConnectiveCorridor andeventualWestStreetredesignwhileremaining,aboveall,alocalstreetgearedtowardSALTresidentsandbusinesses.Itscurrentandfuturemixtureofprograms,anditslocationatthejunctionoftheNear Westsideanddowntown,isafantasticopportunitytotransformWyomingintoasingular streetfor Syracuse.Inresponse,our designfostersahybrididentityfor WyomingStreet.Itprovidescontinuityandintegrationoftheentirestreetwithitscontext,whilerespondingtothedistinctivecharacter ofeachoftheveblocks.WeachievethisbyvisuallyunitingWyomingStreetwiththeConnectiveCorri-dor –matchingtheredcolor atitsnorthend–whiletransformingthecolor,aswellasthefunctionandgeometryoftheinteractivextures,inresponsetowhatoccurswithintheadjacentparcelsasonemovessouthalongWyomingStreet.Thisapproachavoidstreatingthestreetuniformly–atacticoftentakeninanattempttocreateawell-deneddistrict–yetitstillprovidesastrongvisualimpressionduetothelegibilityofthecolorsandpatterns,aswellasmakesanengagingplaceviaelementsthatinviteplayfulandimaginativeexploration.
POWER UP!
encouragesopportunitiesfor peopletoengageart,movement,andtheoutdoorsbyenrichingthesocialspacealongWyomingStreet.WeaspiretogiveauniqueandcompellingphysicalsupportstructuretotheincredibleworkalreadybeingdoneintheSALTdistrictandNear Westside.
Sectional perspective between Fayette Street and Marcellus StreetSectional perspective at Marcellus siteSite 03: corner of Wyoming and Marcellus Street
Parkingareaw/coolpaving/porouspavingtypical--78spacestotalParkingareaw/coolpaving/porouspavingtypicalMulti-useactivitycircuit--glassaggregatetoppingtypicalMulti-useactivitycircuit--glassaggregatetoppingtypicalTreesinbio-featureBio-featurew/overow inletNew concretewalkNew concretewalk
Paintedtreatmentfor 
“neighborhoodgreenway”RaisedintersectiontypicalRaisedintersectiontypicalBio-feature& overow
inletatcornersof raisedintersections
typicalBio-feature& overow
inletatcornersof raisedintersections
typicalExist.curb& treesExist.curb& treesExist.curb& treesExist.sidewalkExist.sidewalkNew curb& paving@parkingcut-inNew curb& paving@parkingcut-inNew curb& paving@parkingcut-inNew sidewalkGravel& grassw/laser cutgeotextile
substrate
Gravel& grassw/laser cutgeotextile
substrate
Bio-featurefor parkingstormwater catchmenttypicalFlexareainparkinglotfor summer events&winter skatingrinkStreettreew/silvacellinbio-
feature
Streettreew/silvacellinbio-feature18’Selux‘Stradex’lightpaintedto
matchstriping
18’Selux‘Stradex’lightpaintedto
matchstriping
18’Selux‘Stradex’lightpaintedto
matchstriping
Multi-useactivitycircuit--glassaggregatetoppingtypicalMulti-useactivitycircuit--glassaggregatetoppingtypicalMulti-useactivitycircuit--glassaggregatetoppingtypicalPlay/exercisefeaturesShadedsitting/playareaGravelcommunitycraft/sculpturegarden6’Neoromantico(LandscapeForms) benches6’Neoromantico(LandscapeForms)
benches
Gravelw/accent
gravelpattern
2’x2’concretepaversWork/demonstrationareaGravelBio-featurefor parkingstormwater catchmentEspalier trees--custompaintedashsupportxtures.Treecarepartof“green-jobstrainingprogram”Espalier fence--stainlesssteel
trainingwiresattachedto
existingfenceInteractivesprayfeatures2’x2’concrete.paver--patternisonlyvisiblewhenwetor meltedbysnow meltsystemPlay/exercisefeaturePlay/exercisefeaturePlay/exercisefeatureReconguredexist.parkinglot--notinscopeofprojectPlay/exercisefeature
PaintedcircuitstripingPaintedcircuitstripingPaintedcircuitstriping
Flushsetsolar LED lightinginstripingnear play/exercisefeaturesFlushsetsolar LED lightinginstripingnear play/exercisefeaturesFlushsetsolar LED lightinginstripingnear play/exercisefeaturesConcretewalkConcretewalkCoolpavingw/penetratingconcretesealant--patternappearswhenwetonlyCoolpavingw/
penetratingconcrete
sealant--pattern
appearswhenwet
onlyCoolpavingw/penetratingconcretesealant--patternappearswhenwetonlyNew streettreesNew streettreesPlay/exercisefeaturesw/“birdball” feedersShadedbutterygardenw/wildower landform
Site 04: corner of Wyoming and Otisco StreetSite 06: between Gifford and Fabius StreetSectional perspective of typical raised intersectionSectional perspective at Otisco siteSectional perspective between Fabius and Gifford Street
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