Situated in Lower Price Hill, Cincinnati, this project is the result of a calculated design process that brings together a vector and object condition. Reinterpreted as a landscape and urban condition, a vast wetland is formed juxtaposed with a dense urban fabric. In deciding to turn the finer grain of the Vector into a vast wetland, we decided to bury or cap the highway in order to extend the site to the river. Then turning the dominant lines of the vector into an elevated path that takes you through the city and above the wetlands. While a meandering path amongst the wetlands brings you within it. After objects were transformed into building massings, various program identities were assigned. The program variation is meant to inform that of a dense urban fabric where people work and live. The Waldvogel Wetlands proposes to turn Lower Price Hill into a destination, both for animals and humans alike. The wetlands provide a safe haven that will strengthen the ecology of the city, while also providing a place for people to work and live that has a dense urban fabric while also existing in nature.
Landscape Architecture & Community Planning - Planning & Analysis Projects