Blurring time-honored distinctions between “natural” and “artificial” domains
The master plan reintroduces a forest in the heart of Seattle, giving homage to the past while reminding present-day and future residents of the city’s natural habitat. Embracing social life at multiple scales, an interactive wall at the park’s edge contains “event boxes” with different functions – cafés, a library, sports facilities, and areas for cultural events. Planned for implementation over decades to come, the project aims to be adaptable to future changes, an objective that is straightforwardly supported by the project’s current minimal interventions and restraint of formal means.
Read project feature in 4th Holcim Awards 2014/2015 (flip-book)