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Pedro Miguel Locks Gatun Locks

Gulf of Panama

Pacific Ocean


-’Just Cause’

invasion damage


-’Just Cause’

invasion damage

-’Just Cause’

invasion damage


-integrate el chorrillo into city

roads and urban programs

-activate waterfront with civic space event spaces -restore native ecosystems mangrove forest rehabilitation -clean polluted water water refineries, pods and islands -create identity memorial, waterfront and islands -improve tidal function islands

transforming with water and ground

urban design in el chorrillo - design

goals


Mangrove Pods Event Spaces Memorial Lights Mangrove Islands

urban design overview

New

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existing - abandoned waterfront

existing - broken street grid

proposed - incremental forms

proposed - street grid connected to ocean


streams take pollutants and sediment into the ocean

vegetated area development

currents carry sediment westward

amador peninsula collects sediments and pollution; long tidal ebbs and flows deposit pollution in bay in front of el chorrillo, unable to clean out sediments and take them out to sea

pollution - ocean currents


Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Museum of Biodiversity

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute


upland

high marsh

low marsh

monthly high tide high tide average tide

white mangrove

black mangrove

red mangrove

low tide


freshwater moves out as tide recedes

mixing

mangrove

saltwater moves in as tide rises

mangrove

mixing


existing bathymetry


Islands improve water flow to inlet by creating underwater ‘swales’

proposed bathymetry


existing tides


Islands improve water flow to inlet by creating underwater ‘swales’

proposed tides


image: kim true with ken mccown


image: kim true with ken mccown


image: kim true with ken mccown


image: kim true with ken mccown


Invasion Memorial


image: henry fleischmann with ken mccown


image: henry fleischmann with ken mccown


image: ana tabuena with ken mccown


image: mario benito


transforming with water and ground

el chorrillo, panama - design

team

-ken mccown, samantha sears, kim true, henry fleischmann, ana tabuena, debbie enos, isby swick, yarnie chen, kim wehinger


Urban Design for El Chorrillo