The following is the second in a four part series of projects which was part of a five month long design process.
The project sought to design a new building to house a temporary environmental exhibition center which promoted sustainability and the education of sustainability. It was to be located within a “Preferred“ park scheme that was designed in the first three weeks of the semester. The Preferred Park scheme could have been either the Classical Garden or Romantic Garden plans, or it could have been a composite park plan using both classical and romantic techniques within the site.
The building created a mix of indoor and outdoor spaces that encouraged new activities within the park and enlivened the park surroundings. The building was thought of as a villa within the park. It was an iconic building that promoted the park and was intended to stand alone within the park setting. This building was to be a flexible building that could be used for research and discussion within the sustainability library or courtyards, and it also accommodated exhibitions, receptions, celebrations and public events while extending the landscape of the park.
Location: Washington, DC, US
My Role: Designer and Drafter