Resilient Public Park Design
Academic | Fall 2015
Size: 18.5 acres
Work is published in From Sandy to Snowvember: Climate Change and Buildings in New York State. You may purchase the book here
As a reaction to climate change, this project was a collaboration between architecture and planning students to come up with a resilient masterplan for an underutilized and overgrown park along Buffalo River.
The goal was to rebrand the site as a model for resilient park design and a safe destination for the neighborhood, emphasizing on social cohesion, education, and protection from environmental hazards.
Floodscape features boardwalks and an elevated canopy-walk throughout the site.The gesture curates a dynamic and rich experience with nodes to encourage social cohesion. Constructed wetlands were utilized for bank stabilization and water retention doubling as natural park features. Lastly, the proposal features a food forest, providing equitable food access.
My contributions were site analysis, design, diagrams, 3D model, sketches, and renderings.
Rhino, V-Ray, AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Adobe Suite
Alan Chan, William Pople