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bracket [goes soft]: Dredge Locked

View of wetlands/locks—–continually in construction/remediation. The proposed system addresses the treatment of dredged material and the process of remediation, to foreground water treatment and topography in Houston. A new hybrid infrastructure serves as a container for dredged material, a fi lter for contaminated liquid and housing units or parking structures, becoming the main building block for a new ecology and urbanity. The project attempts to counter the notion that dredging containment necessarily comes at the cost of other natural or recreational experiences. The process would play out over years, creating a dynamic landscape of dredging, emerging greenery, and housing. The vision for the project after its final phase is of a new, highly green community which is driven by its adjacency to one of Houston’s major water elements and its radical topography which redefines the city's landscape. Located just east of the I-610 belt, the site of the proposal fi nds itself at the confl uence of the urban, the suburban, and the industrial. Continually growing towers of remediation make up the new development. Vegetation covers the earthy material held within the lock, a new type of containment in an area already very familiar with petrochemical storage.

View of wetlands/locks—–continually in construction/remediation.

View of wetlands/locks—–continually in construction/remediation.

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