The landscape is a framework for ecological infrastructure. The project begins to restore habitat for native flora and fauna. With the use of wetland prairies and other native flowering plants, the landscape is active as well as rich with color. The built wetlands along the corridor and the living machine within the museum will clean storm water and waste water before it meets the Willamette River.
The site addresses the proposal of the EWEB master plan, as well as the future of Eugene. The museum is located in the most public portion of the site, extending 5th street to the Willamette River. This site is vital in connecting the city to the river. I proposed a civic development to create a place that would allow for a diversity of people. This addresses the importance in investment of social and public value. Adjacent to the museum will be a proposal for mixed housing, and a public market, which will create a public space rich in diversity.
The museum is integral to our society. It allows us to understand different cultures as well as you own. They are cabinets of curiosities, that allow for individuals to learn and discover. The museum brings together contemporary, natural, and living art. The intent of the galleries are to be educational as well as provocative. The interpretive galleries are important to inform individuals about their environment and how they exist within it. The use of art is meant to inspire individual subjectivity, which is essential to social and environmental awareness.
The architecture serves as a canvas for the art, the landscape, and the public.
Status: School Project
Location: Eugene, OR, US
My Role: Terminal Architecture Studio