1 Center Sense 4-7 2 The Domain 8-9 3 Horizon 10 4 Metropolitan Garden 11-13 5 Cimmaron 14-15 6 Sketch 16-17 7 Campus 18-19 8 Photo 20-23
REAL-TIME DATA The building facade displays the cities current air quality index
CENTER SENSE Where Technology, Nature, and Social Engagement Combine to create a Smart and Evolving Civic Space
he reality of our increasing urban population density, waning natural energy resources, and struggling economy, has created a need for civic space design that is not only built for sustainability, but also built to inspire a larger sustainability innovation movement on a global level. The greater vision of Center Sense is one that installs intelligence into the built environment in order to create a useful feedback loop that informs civic decisions about the natural environment through precise real time data.
THE SMART SPACE idea creates an alliance between networked technology tools, the natural environment, and the social sphere.
ABOVE Aerial rendering showing the local neighborhood “smart tree” grove and data blade amphitheater
The unique design elements at The Center Sense such as the interactive Smart Tree Grove, Rooftop QR code grown from plants (that can be scanned by smart-phone users at the top of the Space Needle), the Data Blade Grass Amphitheater (which illuminates real time air pollution information), and The Green Promenade Flexible Spaces, are designed to harmonize in vision and aesthetic context with the Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop, Seattle Water Front, and the environmentally passionate Seattle population.
RIGHT Data Blade Grass Amphitheater
CENTER SENSE is a built vision that translates into a 21st century virtual World’s Fair focused on interconnection and inventive possibility. The implementation of Response-Abled infrastructure (smart-networkedobjects) will inspire responsible
individual and government stewardship of natural resources while simultaneously exciting social engagement, creativity, and international, inter-cultural dialogue.
gather data spark community action grow a global revolution
RIGHT Visitors to the Space Needle can access the Center’s streaming data via a living QR code roof
SPEADING THE IDEA
Provide the ideal platform for making the invisible visible. So how do we harness this data to create tangible interactions in the built environment?
The idea originates at the Seattle Center to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its World’s Fair Exhibition. The idea will spread via Seattle’s 15 neighborhoods and then onto Seattle’s 21 sister
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Formally an IBM campus the Domain property is being transformed into a high-end mixed-use destination located 15 minutes from downtown Austin. Endeavor hired Design Workshop to help develop a range of streets, parks and plazas to help unify the master plan & match the goals set out for the development. PROJECT TEAM: Jim MacRae , Matt Shawaker, Kartika Rachmawati CLIENT: Endeavor Real Estate Group
Central park conceptual design
Design and development for the primary pedestrian corridor for the Domain, linking the major districts and public open spaces together
Signature shopping street design and development
Development of internal streets that focus on innovative storm water drainage strategies
LEFT & ABOVE The community park integrated with the neighborhood elementary school
HORIZON PROJECT TEAM: Todd Wenskoski, David Amalong CLIENT: Lend Lease
orizon Uptown was a planned residential development in Aurora, Colorado by Lend Lease. The team hired Design Workshop to help them create a new community centered around a unique K-8 school and central park.
Our office developed a series of concepts to integrate the schoolâ€™s recreational facilities into the overall planned community and park amenities. The proposal used the community center in the park as an anchor point within the development acting as a meeting point for students and for residents with its small retail component.
METROPOLITAN GARDENS PROJECT TEAM: Geoff Gerring, David Amalong CLIENT: Joseph Freed & Associates
Located at the former site of the Gates Rubber Factory near I-25 and Broadway in Denver the area is now being transitioned into a transit oriented brownfill development
esign Workshop was brought on to help shape the development’s program, parks and streetscapes. The site’s narrow footprint and location next to major transportation and environmental corridors brought a unique set of constraints to the planning process.
The project’s transit station link to the city’s rail project (FasTracks) acts acts as a focal point and main entry into the project’s Central Park. The sustainable architecture, Vanderbilt park and underground parking elevator access points all compliment and correspond to the views of the Rocky Mountains and the projects immediate proximity to the Platte River and its trail network.
Integration: How can a formally polluted and constrained site serve as a link the surrounding neighborhoods and city as a whole?
LEFT SITE ACCESS POINTS BELOW DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
RIGHT Vanderbilt Park and transit bridge access
CIMMARON PROJECT TEAM: Jim Macrae, Kelan Smith, Zach Boggs CLIENT: Cimmaron development
Community Monumentation Located on the northern end of Arvada the Cimmaron devlopment wanted to stand out from the crowd with its signage and wayfinding
LEFT Sequencing signage events along major traffic corridors
ransportation in and out of the Cimmaron community occurs when slowing from highway speeds of 60 mph so a major design element of the team’s proposal was trying to slow this entry sequence for residents by using a series of land formation patterns and irrigation channels. The proposed sign program tried to reflect the inherent character of the surrounding area in its “kit of parts” with its material usage and low profile design that integrates with the surrounding Colorado plains. ABOVE Signage variation using patina sheet metal and locally quarried stone
Miscellaneous diagrams, sketches and renderings
LEFT Site sketches from Rotterdamâ€™s Schouwburgplein
Working with the Colorado State University planning department to help visualize and model the campus ongoing improvement plans. PROJECT TEAM: Fred Haberecht, Per Hogestad CLIENT: Colorado State University
DEPT OF NATURAL RESOURCES SIGNAGE
ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE MASTER PLAN
With a potential financial donor to the school, the University wanted to honor this gift via a set of signage installations around the departments building. Our proposal sought to integrate the signage into the landscape and create a new outdoor space at the same time.
The creation of a detailed parking and vision plan for the off campus Atomospheric Science complex
LOCATIONS Ulleungdo Island, Korea - Somewhere in Argentina, - Arequipa Airport, Peru - Shin-Hotaka Ropeway, Japan - Mount Hotaka, Japan
BRAZIL / SRI LANKA / KOREA
LOCATIONS: Gwangju Palace, Korea, Somewhere in Argentina, Seoul Racecourse Park, Geoffrey Bawaâ€™s Kandalama Hotel lobby
Published on Oct 21, 2013