Site specific + repeatable approach
Seattle is the Emerald City: we don’t take it as a scene but as
a landscape to gain the public chance. Let’s think the rainforest
as a special public space and overcome the dichotomy
between wilderness and culture in a new urban landscape,
very natural as well very artificial: it’s the Emerald City Hub.
Identity + ecology
ECH displays geographic contents and celebrates the temperate
rainforest around as a cultural and environmental value.
Seattle is also the Rain City, so we use rain as design and ecological
Strategy + space
ECH is a clear strategy and a bold space, made of light, texture,
reflection, shade, fog, wind whispers, ferns swishes,
sparkling of asphalt and water, a tableau vivant of countless
shades of green.
Facilities + economy
Pavilions for shops, studios, restaurants, sports accessories
rental, info points and base for sightseeing tour, souvenir
store, supplement the open air activities and generate new
ECH is a flexible precious common field, enriching users with
lots of different experiences. Under the trees canopy or in
sunny clearings, you find sport facilities, playgrounds, fields
to rest, celebrate (in sight of Memorial Wall), have open air
parties, enjoy great events in the Large Clearing…
New space categories
We think up a plot of interlacing connections among ethic
and esthetic items, that can’t be described by traditional
typology: not just a park, also a huge urban playground, an
urban connector, a social stage and an ecological machine.
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