The project transforms an industry dominated region into an ecological education facility and transportation hub for the city. Utilizng the light rail and a re-directed street car, commuters meet at the southeast corner of the site. The project acts as a filter between this node and the largest attraction in Portland, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI). The public spine of the building, acting as a high-bay exhibit space for OMSI, stretches from the transportation hub to OMSI. The site is a constructed landscape: a series of wetlands, filtering rainwater run-off from the industrial region of Portland, as it flows to the Wilamette River. Integrating the building with the landscape puts commuters at the intersection of science and ecology, industry and technology, creating an intended confluence between them.
Status: School Project
Location: Portland, OR, US
My Role: Designer
Additional Credits: Project Partner: Brandon Sampson