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Ritzo Law

Ritzo Law

Boston, MA, US

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10000 TREES
10000 TREES

10000 TREES

10000 TREES is a proposal that addresses both ways to prevent the rise of global warming, as well as ways to react to the changing world we will inhabit. Sited in Field’s Point, Providence, this 34 acres industrial and isolated site will be heavily impacted by sea-level rise. 

The project investigates the development of a carbon-free new waterfront district by adopting a canopy and a ground resilience strategy. The modular system umbrella structure, together with different ground conditions, create different spatial experiences within the system. While the canopy generates solar energy with thin-film solar panels and collects rainwater, the ground features a gradient of soft to hard edges to form protective, communal, and production spaces. The center waterbody provides gathering space and direct access to the water. Meanwhile, the canopy system spans across the whole site and features a change in scale for the modules to create different spatial experiences within the system.

Inspired by turning this industrial site into a landmark, the scheme looks at designing a waterfront that’s welcoming to the public. The columns act as the frame in the system, while programs are volumes that get inserted. The new waterfront district features various attractions featuring an aquatic center, market, and retail stores.

 
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Status: School Project
My Role: Architectural Designer