"Urban Ecological Melody"

{2016 Student ASLA Honor Award}

"Urban Ecological Melody"

{2016 Student ASLA Honor Award}

https://www.asla.org/2016studentawards/186912.html

 

Instructors: Emily Vogler, Scheri Fultineer

2015 Spring

Individual Work

What does urban ecology sound like? The design for South Pier Park in Providence, Rhode Island, seeks to provide habitat for species as well as human access to the waterfront in an urban context. By introducing two main target species with strong acoustical characteristics, the proposal of this project develops a sound co-habitat. When going through from the city to the water, visitors experience a transition from the sound of the I-95 highway into the site, moving from the sound of cars and horns, to friendly conversation, to reeds blowing in the wind, water flowing, kids playing, birds’ singing, spring peeper whistling, wave lapping… 

 

In addition, the site directs and treats the city stormwater to reduce runoff and create different types of habitat and diverse water experience for people on the site.

 

 

 

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Why Sound?

Why Sound?

Site Analysis

Site Analysis

Noise Study Model

Noise Study Model

Sound Concept

Sound Concept

Master Plan

Master Plan

Section Perspectives

Section Perspectives

Planting Strategy

Planting Strategy

Sound Walk

Sound Walk

Spring Peeper Pond

Spring Peeper Pond

Runoff Treatment

Runoff Treatment