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WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK our mission is to connect the park to the surrounding neighborhood through a strong physical connection and provide a flexible canvas within the park to adapt and change for and by the user

JACOB ROBERT STEPHAN TANNER CHRISTINA


THREE SCALES OF RESEARCH


AREA OF INFLUENCE


basic design principles


focus principles


extended boundaries of park: Liberty Memorial


extended boundaries of park: Main St.


extended boundaries of park: Union Station


extended boundaries of park: Crown Center


extended boundaries of park: Grand St.


extended boundaries of park: Corporate Plaza


extended boundaries of park: North/ South extension


extended boundaries of park: Pershing Rd.


all extended boundaries of park + nodes


PROGRAM


INFRASTRUCTURE

foliage


INFRASTRUCTURE

paving


INFRASTRUCTURE

objects


SITE PLAN


DESIGN INTENTIONS

respond to transit oriented development

extend beyond formal park boundaries pull energy from adjacent buildings through skywalk intervention promote user defined activity and accomodate annual event connect/


respond to transit oriented development

WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK MAJOR ROADS AND HIGHWAYS BUS ROUTES PROPOSED STREETCAR ROUTE BICYCLE ROUTES AND BIKE SHARES


respond to transit oriented development


respond to transit oriented development

WALKING RADIUS increased pedestrian activity from bus, streetcar and train strengthen the existing pedestrian network and tie it to the circulation in and around the park

WALKING RADIUS – 5 MINUTE, 10 MINUTE WALKING RADIUS

CROSSROADS DISTRICT

UNION STATION

WALKING RADIUS – 5 MINUTE, 10 MINUTE Union Station Entrance GSA @ Two Pershing Square Science City Entrance IRS National Archives UNION STATION Liberty Lofts KC Ballet Union Station Entrance GSA @ Two Pershing Square Science City Entrance IRS LIBERTY MEMORIAL National Archives Liberty Lofts WWI Museum National KC Ballet Via front stairs Via ramped entrance Overlook Via front stairs LIBERTY MEMORIAL Via ramped entrance Penn Valley Park National WWI Museum Federal Reserve Via front stairs Via ramped entrance Overlook Via frontCENTER stairs CROWN Via ramped entrance Penn Westin Valley Park @ Crown Center Federal Reserve Crown Center Entrance Grand Blvd Offices Crown Center Square Sheraton @ Crown Center CROWN CENTER Crown Center Condos Westin @ Crown Center Crown Center Entrance Grand Blvd Offices Crown Center Square Sheraton @ Crown Center Crown Center Condos

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Freight House District 2 Via Main st Bridge 3 Via Union Station Bridge 5 SW Boulevard 6 Via Main St Bridge 6 DISTRICT Via Union Station Bridge 6 CROSSROADS Stuart Hall Lofts 8 Freight House ViaDistrict Main St Bridge Via Main st Bridge Via Union Station Bridge Via Union Station Bridge Grand Blvd Lofts SW Boulevard The Cashew Via Main St Bridge TWA Building Via Union Station Bridge Hereford House StuartGrinders Hall Lofts Via Main St Bridge 10 YJ’s Coffehouse th Union Station Bridge & Broadway Urban Garden 18Via Grand Blvd Lofts The Cashew 12 12TWA Building House 15Hereford DOWNTOWN Grinders YJ’s Coffehouse Sprint Center Broadway Urban Garden 18th &Power & Light District Kauffman Center Bartle Hall Ballroom 3 3 DOWNTOWN 3 Center 4 SprintHOSPITAL HILL 5 Power & Light District Kauffman Center Hospital Hill Park 5 BartleChildren’s Hall Ballroom Mercy UMKC Hospital Hill Campus Truman Medical Center Our Lady of Sorrows HOSPITAL SheilaHILL Kemper Dietrich Park Hospital Hill Park Children’s Mercy UMKC Hospital Hill Campus Truman Medical Center Our Lady of Sorrows Sheila Kemper Dietrich Park

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respond to transit oriented development


connect/

extend beyond formal park boundaries

current, on-going plans for adjacent areas Grand on Grand 20th Street Plan 2012 KCDC Civic Spaces


connect/

extend

Main Street Connection beyond Spatial Extents

formal park boundaries interactive wall (along Main St.)

Washington Square Park

Crossroads


Main Street Connection View Sheds

Washington Square Park

Crossroads


Main Street Connection View Sheds

Washington Square Park

Crossroads


Main Street Connection Transparency

Washington Square Park

Crossroads


Main Street Connection Bench Creation

Washington Square Park

Crossroads


Main Street Connection Pathway Creation

Washington Square Park

Crossroads


pull energy from adjacent buildings through skywalk intervention existing footprint


pull energy from adjacent buildings through skywalk intervention carved away portion of cladding/ maintain structure


pull energy from adjacent buildings through skywalk intervention

extend out to create canopy over plaza + bring large public stair down to ground level


pull energy from adjacent buildings through skywalk intervention


pull energy from adjacent buildings through skywalk intervention


promote user Summer Solstice Shadows

defined activity and accomodate annual events

8 am

9 am

10 am

11 am

12 pm

1 pm

2 pm

3 pm

4 pm

8 am

9 am

10 am

11 am

12 pm

1 pm

2 pm

3 pm

4 pm

Winter Solstice Shadows

flex space


promote user

defined activity and accomodate annual events optimal spaces during summer & winter


promote user

defined activity and accomodate annual events flex space


promote user

defined activity and accomodate annual events flex space


promote user

defined activity and accomodate annual events pop-up pavillions [Pershing Plaza]


promote user

defined activity and accomodate annual events pop-up pavillions [Pershing Plaza]


promote user

defined activity and accomodate annual events sliding benches [north edge]


promote user

defined activity and accomodate annual events sliding benches [north edge]


promote user

defined activity and accomodate annual events sliding benches [north edge]


promote user

defined activity and accomodate annual events sliding benches [north edge]

stored position

activated


promote user

defined activity and accomodate annual events marathon (annual event)


promote user

defined activity and accomodate annual events soccer (‘everyday’ event)


promote user

defined activity and accomodate annual events concert (drawing residents from the Crossroads and other nearby neighborhoods)



Reconnecting Canvas