09-1116 | Civic Drive

A few weeks into design;

Diagrams show reaction to wind and sunlight, creating contours which lead those departing a MAX train through a plaza and into the proposed development area.

Water treatment systems such as living machines or even simple bioswales utilize terracing to create a gravity driven filtration of the water. Each swale using plants to clean the water in different ways.

This plaza will mimic this process, with green spaces terraced to different elevations as one continues through the public space.

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~ by billkirkwood on November 17, 2009.

One Response to “09-1116 | Civic Drive”

  1. Making train stations more human friendly is a wonderful idea. I have been in train stations in Italy for example and they are generally cold and uninviting spaces with little or no accommodation for tired train travelers. One wonders why this hasn’t been worked on more effectively before. Certainly an area that could probably be improved with creative ideas.

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