Throughout the 20th Century, Los Angeles has been shaped by large infrastructural projects engineered in order to control the movement and authority over water. Today, the Ballona Creek exists as the primary conduit for stormwater within Los Angeles County -- acting as the arterial filter to the Pacific Ocean. Delta City -- located at the intersection of the Ballona Creek and Adams Channel in Culver City -- represents a new infrastructural vision for in the regulation of water that combines concepts inspired by nature with man-made engineering systems. Through the formal manipulation of the existing concrete channels into stepped reservoirs which service communal water towers for irrigating parks alongside the Ballona Creek, new ecologies and social spaces are created in order to formulate new ideas about how society interacts with water infrastructure at various scales.
Status: School Project
Location: Culver City, CA, US
My Role: Designer
Additional Credits: Instructors Linda Taalman and Anthony Fontenot