Austin Watters

Austin Watters

Phoenix, AZ, US


Walk to Zoo Path

Within Papago Park, a 12’ wide, quarter mile long path provides a pedestrian connection from the corner of N. Galvin Pkwy and E. Van Buren St. to the entrance of the Phoenix Zoo. The path is most active when the Zoo hosts special events which require utilization of the parking lot to the south west. Combining ideas of digital fabrication and biomimetic design the new shade structure draws inspiration from silk producing insects like spiders and a CNC construction process to achieve a structure that redefines and elevates the user’s experience of walking through Papago Park.

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Status: School Project
Location: Tempe, AZ, US