Landscape Interventions

(Over-The-Rhine, OH) (Milan, MI)

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1 COLOR WALL POOL BOUNDARY 2 POOL ENTRY + LOCKER ROOMS + STORAGE 2 3 CONCESSION 4 25 METER POOL + DIVING WELL + WADING POOL 5 FOUNTAIN WALL 6 6 BASKETBALL COURT 7 SOUND GARDEN 7 8 8 PLAYGROUND 9 OPEN GREEN SPACE
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EXISTING PLAN

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EXISTING SCHEME WITH POOL INSERTED

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GRASS WITH STONE INLAY

11 DOG PARK

NEW SCHEME WITH EXISTING POOL LOCATION

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NEW SCHEME WITH NEW POOL LOCATION

SCALE: 1”=50’-0” ^ NORTH

WASHINGTON PARK + FINDLAY MARKET AXIS STUDY

WASHINGTON PARK DIAGRAMATIC PLAN

A strong axis is formed by the relationship of Washington Park and Findlay Market via Pleasant Street. The proposed design of Washington Park embraces this connection with an entrance that reinforces a powerful axial movement from one public space to another by means of the dense urban fabric between. The axis continues through the park, only interrupted by the grand lawn, most significant community gathering space of the proposed design. At this moment, the individual must elect to engage the open green space and merge with it and its activities or circumvent it by following the path that sculpts its perimeter. At all times, however, a visual axis remains present.

The design of Washington Park consists of two major axis and numerous nodes of circulation that help to form a relationship between the park’s green space and the surrounding urban fabric. It is crucial for the park’s design to reinforce the impact of its context. Washington Park is surrounded by many culturally significant venues including Music Hall, Memorial Hall, and the future site of the School for Creative and Performing Arts. The park’s surroundings all have a direct effect on both its capacity as a part of the neighborhood and an urban green space. Historically, the park has been a major nucleus for the community of Over-The-Rhine. The softening of its boundaries and simultaneous strengthening of its physical connections with the community, thereby generating cultural and contextual value, will achieve the re-establishment of Washington Park’s bond to its environment.

MILAN MICHIGAN
Development Plan
2007

1. Strip mall 2. Single family units 3. Multi-family units 4. Country club a. Tennis courts b. Basketball courts 5. Bike/pedestrian path 6. Mixed use: a. Residential (2+3) b. Commercial 7. Fountain 8. Parking 9. Woods 10. Meadow/prairie 11. Agriculture 12. Stores (separate units) 13. Winter sledding hill

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FLOATING PLATFORM

A wide path unifies community and diversifies outdoor activities. Bikers walkers runners boarders collide in the democratic path space. Winding through diverse landscapes [meadow, forest, town] the plot is unified through activity. The developed area, though small in size utilizes principles of urban development to maximize preservation through compacting human impact. A city within the country. Each environment serves as a buffer from the adjacent typography; A sledding hill created from displaced earth terminates the town + introduces the path, existing forest protects the meadow, the town buffers the natural environment from the highway.

BIKE PATH

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